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Zoroastrian

[zawr-oh-as-tree-uh n, zohr-] /ˌzɔr oʊˈæs tri ən, ˌzoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Zoroaster or to Zoroastrianism.
noun
2.
one of the adherents of Zoroastrianism.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Latin Zōroastr(ēs) (< Greek Zōroástrēs < Avestan zaraθuštra Zarathustra) + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Zoroastrian

Zoroastrian

/ˌzɒrəʊˈæstrɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Zoroastrianism or Zoroaster
noun
2.
a follower of Zoroaster or adherent of Zoroastrianism: in modern times a Gabar or a Parsee
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Word Origin and History for Zoroastrian

1743, from Zoroaster, from Latin Zoroastres, from Old Persian Zarathushtra, 6c. or 7c. B.C.E. Persian religious teacher. The name appears to be literally "whose camels are old," from *zarant "old" (cognate with Greek geron, genitive gerontos "old;" see gerontology) + ushtra "camel."

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