Definition of Zend-Avesta in English:

Zend-Avesta

noun

  • The Zoroastrian sacred writings, comprising the Avesta (the text) and Zend (the commentary)

    • ‘It was at the Museum also that the Old Testament was translated under royal patronage into Greek, and at the same time the Zoroastrian Bible or Zend-Avesta.’
    • ‘When the Jews came in contact with the Persian priests they were made acquainted with the heaven and hell of the Zend-Avesta.’
    • ‘Its first mention in this context is in the Zoroastrian Zend-Avesta.’
    • ‘Zoroaster's teachings were very peaceful and were collected in a book called the Zend-Avesta.’

Pronunciation:

Zend-Avesta

/ˌzendəˈvestə/