Avesta

noun
Aves·​ta | \ ə-ˈve-stə How to pronounce Avesta (audio) \

Definition of Avesta

: the book of the sacred writings of Zoroastrianism

First Known Use of Avesta

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Avesta

Middle Persian abestāg, literally, text

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