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Relating to the Avesta or to the ancient Iranian language in which it is written, closely related to Vedic Sanskrit.
- ‘Fire worship was central to the Aryans and to their Vedic and Avestan expressions, as was the tradition of the holy drink - the Vedic soma and the Avestan haoma.’
The Avestan language.
- ‘Old Persian and its close sister Avestan, what we have of ‘Iranian Part One’ in any real way, are early Indo-European, bristling with inflectional paradigms that barely look acquirable.’
- ‘This blog post cites this paper in support of a particular theory of historical change from Avestan to Modern Persian.’
- ‘The word paradise comes from the Avestan word pairidaêza, ‘a walled garden,’ which Xenophon transliterated into Greek as paradeisos.’
- ‘Born at Liège, he entered the University there before moving to Louvain to study Sanskrit, Pli, and Avestan.’
- ‘The Avestan yasna is equivalent to yajna, zrazda to shraddha, and kavi is common to both texts.’
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