Old Avestan

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of Old Avestan

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Old Avestan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Old%20Avestan. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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