Aves·​ta ə-ˈve-stə How to pronounce Avesta (audio)
: the book of the sacred writings of Zoroastrianism

Word History


Middle Persian abestāg, literally, text

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Avesta was in 1771

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“Avesta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Avesta. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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