Zoroastrianism

noun Zo·ro·as·tri·an·ism \ ˌzȯr-ə-ˈwa-strē-ə-ˌni-zəm \

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

Zoroastrian

play \ˌzȯr-ə-ˈwa-strē-ən\ adjective or noun

First Known Use of zoroastrianism

1849


ZOROASTRIANISM Defined for English Language Learners

Zoroastrianism

Definition of Zoroastrianism for English Language Learners

  • : a religion founded by the Persian prophet Zoroaster


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