3 Avestan


Avestan Eastern Iranian language that survived in sacred texts centuries after it went extinct, from Persian Avesta "sacred books of the Parsees," earlier Avistak, lit. "books."

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  • Avestan — [ə ves′tən] n. the Iranian language in which the Avesta was written: it is closely related to Old Persian adj. of the Avesta or Avestan …   English World dictionary

  • Avestan — A*ves tan, a. Of or pertaining to the Avesta or the language of the Avesta. n. The language of the Avesta (an ancient Iranian language); less properly called {Zend}. Syn: Zend [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avestan — noun Date: 1856 an ancient Iranian language in which the sacred books of Zoroastrianism were written see Indo European languages table • Avestan adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Avestan — 1. noun [əˈvɛst(ə)n] An ancient Eastern Old Iranian language that was used to compose the sacred hymns and canon of the Zoroastrian Avesta. 2. adjective [əˈvɛst(ə)n] Of or pertaining to Avesta or Avestan …   Wiktionary

  • Avestan — adj. of or pertaining to Avestan ancient Iranian language; of or pertaining to the Avesta n. ancient Iranian language in which the holy books of Zoroastrianism were written …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Avestan — Avestique avestique Parlée en  Iran Nombre de locuteurs Langue morte Classification par famille * langues indo européennes langues indo iranienne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Avestan — /euh ves teuhn/, n. 1. an ancient East Iranian language of the Indo European family, the language of all the Avesta but the Gathas. Cf. Gathic (def. 1). adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Avesta or its language. [1855 60; AVEST(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Avestan — ISO 639 3 Code : ave ISO 639 2/B Code : ave ISO 639 2/T Code : ave ISO 639 1 Code : ae Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Avestan — [ə vɛst(ə)n] adjective relating to the Avesta. noun the ancient Iranian language in which the Avesta is written …   English new terms dictionary

  • avestan — aves·tan …   English syllables

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