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Zend-Avesʹta

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The great work of Zoroaster, or rather Zarathustra, the Mede, who reformed the Magian religion. It is the Avesta or “Living Word,” written in the Zend language (B.C. 490). It now contains the Yacna, the Vispered, the Vendidad, and the Khordah-Avesta.

“The sacred writings of the Parsees have usually been called Zend-Avesta by Europeans; but this is, without doubt, an inversion of the proper order of the words, as the Pahlavi books always style them ‘Avisták-va-Zandʹ (text and commentary).”—Hang: Essays on the Parsis, Essay iii. p. 19.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Zal
Zanēs
Zanoni
Zany
Zanny
Zel
Zelica
Zelotes
Zem
Zenchis Khan [great chief]
Zend-Avesta
Zenelophon
Zenith, Nadir
Zephon [searcher of secrets]
Zephyr
Zeus
Zeuxis
Zif
Zig
Zig
Zim and Jim

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Zend-Avesta