Zoroaster

biographical name
Zo·​ro·​as·​ter | \ ˈzȯr-ə-ˌwa-stər How to pronounce Zoroaster (audio) \
variants: Old Iranian Zarathushtra \ ˌza-​rə-​ˈthüsh-​trə How to pronounce Zoroaster (audio) , -​ˈthəsh-​ , -​ˈthüs-​ , -​ˈthəs-​ \

Definition of Zoroaster

circa 628–circa 551 b.c. founder of Zoroastrianism

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“Zoroaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zoroaster. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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