Parseeism

Parseeism

[par-see-iz-uhm, pahr-see-iz-uhm]
noun
the religion and customs of the Parsees.
Also, Parsiism.


Origin:
1835–45; Parsee + -ism

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Parsee or Parsi (ˈpɑːsiː)
 
n
1.  an adherent of a monotheistic religion of Zoroastrian origin, the practitioners of which were driven out of Persia by the Muslims in the eighth century ad. It is now found chiefly in western India
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Parsees or their religion
 
[C17: from Persian Pārsī a Persian, from Old Persian PārsaPersia]
 
Parsi or Parsi
 
n
 
adj
 
[C17: from Persian Pārsī a Persian, from Old Persian PārsaPersia]
 
'Parseeism or Parsi
 
n

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