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[zar-uh-thoo-struh] /ˌzær əˈθu strə/
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[zar-uh-thoo-stree-uh n] /ˌzær əˈθu stri ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
Zarathustric, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Zarathustra
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  • The Gathas, taken alone, tell us hardly anything of the religion in which Zarathustra's fellow-countrymen believed.

    History of Religion Allan Menzies
  • The world is deep, as Zarathustra says, and deep is pain; and deeper than pain is joy.

    Visions and Revisions John Cowper Powys
  • Rudolf Steiner had just written an impartial treatise on the author of Zarathustra.

    The Way of Initiation Rudolf Steiner
  • All right,” he said to Zarathustra, “we'll go out the front way then.

    The Servant Problem Robert F. Young
  • He gave one of Zarathustra's over-sized ears a playful tug, absently noting a series of small nodules along its lower extremity.

    The Servant Problem Robert F. Young
  • “Ruf,” said Zarathustra, looking up at him with benign golden eyes.

    The Servant Problem Robert F. Young
  • It was a mammal—there was a fairly large mammalian class on Zarathustra—but beyond that he was stumped.

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
  • After locking the car, he started up the walk, Zarathustra at his heels.

    The Servant Problem Robert F. Young
  • The trash in our scholastic theology has nothing to do with the trash in Zarathustra's reveries.

  • Judith pointed toward the latter dwelling and looked at Zarathustra.

    The Servant Problem Robert F. Young
British Dictionary definitions for Zarathustra


the Avestan name of Zoroaster
Derived Forms
Zarathustric, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for Zarathustra

from Avestan Zarathushtra (see Zoroastrian).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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