Meaning of Pazand in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɑːzand/


(also Pazend)
  • A method of transcribing Persian (Zoroastrian) sacred texts from Pahlavi into the Avestan script, substituting Persian for Aramaic words; a transcription made in this way.


(also Pazend)
  • Designating, relating to, or using this method of transcription or the Avestan script employed for it.


Late 18th century. From Persian pa-zand, literally ‘on the commentary’, referring to the Zand or Zend, the Middle Persian commentary on and translation of the Zoroastrian sacred texts: see Zend-Avesta, Zend [adjective].