Aves·​tan ə-ˈve-stən How to pronounce Avestan (audio)
: an ancient Iranian language in which the sacred books of Zoroastrianism were written see Indo-European Languages Table
Avestan adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Avestan was in 1856

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“Avestan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Avestan. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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