Zer·​van·​ism | \ ˈzərvəˌnizəm \
variants: or less commonly Zarvanism \ ˈzär-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Zervanism

: an ancient Iranian religion or Zoroastrian heretical sect teaching that infinite time is the originating principle of existence and prior to the dual principles of good and evil held ultimate by orthodox Zoroastrianism and influencing Mithraism

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History and Etymology for Zervanism

Zervan, Zarvan, an ancient Iranian god + English -ian

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“Zervanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zervanism. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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