Ahriman

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noun Ah·ri·man \ˈär-i-mən, -ˌmän\

Definition of Ahriman

  1. :  Ahura Mazda's antagonist who is a spirit of darkness and evil in Zoroastrianism

Origin and Etymology of ahriman

Persian, modification of Avestan aṅrō mainyuš hostile spirit


First Known Use: 1728


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