Old Avestan


: the language of the oldest portion of the Avestan corpus comprising especially hymns and prayers attributed to the prophet Zoroaster compare young avestan

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Old Avestan was in 1865

Dictionary Entries Near Old Avestan

Cite this Entry

“Old Avestan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Old%20Avestan. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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