Zoroastrianism

noun
Zo·​ro·​as·​tri·​an·​ism | \ ˌzȯr-ə-ˈwa-strē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Zoroastrianism (audio) \

Definition of Zoroastrianism

: 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

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Zoroastrian \ ˌzȯr-​ə-​ˈwa-​strē-​ən How to pronounce Zoroastrian (audio) \ adjective or noun

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Zoroastrianism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zoroastrianism. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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Zoroastrianism

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English Language Learners Definition of Zoroastrianism

: a religion founded by the Persian prophet Zoroaster

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