ahura mazda


ahura mazda

noun Zoroastrianism.

  1. the supreme creative deity, the creator of Gayomart whose omnipotence is challenged by Angra Mainyu.

noun

  1. Zoroastrianism another name for Ormazd

from Avestan ahura- “spirit, lord,” from Indo-Iranian *asuras, from suffixed form of PIE root *ansu- “spirit” (see Asgard) + Avestan mazda- “wise,” from PIE *mens-dhe- “to set the mind,” from root *men- “to think” (see mind (n.)).

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