Zo·​ro·​as·​tri·​an·​ism ˌzȯr-ə-ˈwa-strē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Zoroastrianism (audio)
: a Persian religion founded in the sixth century b.c. by the prophet Zoroaster, promulgated in the Avesta, and characterized by worship of a supreme god Ahura Mazda who requires good deeds for help in his cosmic struggle against the evil spirit Ahriman
Zoroastrian adjective or noun

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First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Zoroastrianism was in 1849

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“Zoroastrianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zoroastrianism. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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