Avestan

noun
Aves·​tan | \ ə-ˈve-stən How to pronounce Avestan (audio) \

Definition of Avestan

: an ancient Iranian language in which the sacred books of Zoroastrianism were written — see Indo-European Languages Table

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Avestan adjective

First Known Use of Avestan

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Avestan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Avestan. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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