follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

Zoroastrianism

[zawr-oh-as-tree-uh-niz-uh m, zohr-] /ˌzɔr oʊˈæs tri əˌnɪz əm, ˌzoʊr-/
noun
1.
an Iranian religion, founded c600 b.c. by Zoroaster, the principal beliefs of which are in the existence of a supreme deity, Ahura Mazda, and in a cosmic struggle between a spirit of good, Spenta Mainyu, and a spirit of evil, Angra Mainyu.
Also, Zoroastrism.
Also called Mazdaism.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; Zoroastrian + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for zoroastrism

Zoroastrianism

/ˌzɒrəʊˈæstrɪənˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
the dualistic religion founded by the Persian prophet Zoroaster in the late 7th or early 6th centuries bc and set forth in the sacred writings of the Zend-Avesta. It is based on the concept of a continuous struggle between Ormazd (or Ahura Mazda), the god of creation, light, and goodness, and his arch enemy, Ahriman, the spirit of evil and darkness, and it includes a highly developed ethical code Also called Mazdaism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for Zoroastrianism

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for zoroastrism

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends