Meaning of Zend-Avesta in English:


Pronunciation /ˌzɛndəˈvɛstə/


  • The Zoroastrian sacred writings, comprising the Avesta (the text) and Zend (the commentary).

    ‘When the Jews came in contact with the Persian priests they were made acquainted with the heaven and hell of the Zend-Avesta.’
    • ‘Its first mention in this context is in the Zoroastrian Zend-Avesta.’
    • ‘Zoroaster's teachings were very peaceful and were collected in a book called the Zend-Avesta.’
    • ‘It was at the Museum also that the Old Testament was translated under royal patronage into Greek, and at the same time the Zoroastrian Bible or Zend-Avesta.’