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Zarathustra

[zar-uh-thoo-struh] /ˌzær əˈθu strə/
noun
1.
Related forms
Zarathustrian
[zar-uh-thoo-stree-uh n] /ˌzær əˈθu stri ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
Zarathustric, adjective
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Examples from the Web for Zarathustra
Historical Examples
  • 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

Zarathustra

/ˌzærəˈθuːstrə/
noun
1.
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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