Ah·​ri·​man ˈär-i-mən How to pronounce Ahriman (audio)
: Ahura Mazda's antagonist who is a spirit of darkness and evil in Zoroastrianism

Word History


Persian, modification of Avestan aṅrō mainyuš hostile spirit

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ahriman was in 1727

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Cite this Entry

“Ahriman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ahriman. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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