from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun The good principle, or being, of the ancient Persian religion; same as Ormazd. See also Ahriman.

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  • noun chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Persian Hormazd, from Middle Persian Ohrmazd; see Ohrmazd.]


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  • The following is an account of one of the latest, the so-called Ormuzd

    Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I Essays on the Science of Religion 1861

  • Unlike the God of the Jews, however, Ormuzd is not a free, self-conscious subject.

    Hegel's Aesthetics Houlgate, Stephen 2009

  • Or to quote Reb Gandhi again, “The eternal duel between Ormuzd and Ahriman, God and Satan, is raging in my breast, which is one among their billion battlefields.”

    Cultivating The Orchard of Meanings 2005

  • And this confirms the view, which has been established on other grounds, that Jehovah is a transformation of Ormuzd, and

    Religion 2004

  • Ormuzd and Ahriman are rival powers, continually at war.

    Studies in Pessimism 2004

  • Ormuzd that he had suffered his eyes to look upon this child.

    The Epic of Kings Firdausi 2002

  • Neurouz was come, Kai Khosrau clothed himself in a robe of Roum, and he took from off his head the crown of the Kaianides, and he presented himself in humility before Ormuzd.

    The Epic of Kings Firdausi 2002

  • Then Rustem knew that Ormuzd had wrought a wonder for his sake, and he fell upon the ground and lifted up his soul in thankfulness.

    The Epic of Kings Firdausi 2002

  • And for seven days the Shah stood in the presence of Ormuzd, neither did he weary to importune

    The Epic of Kings Firdausi 2002

  • But Ormuzd saw it and was moved with compassion for his people, and he declared they should no longer suffer for the sin of

    The Epic of Kings Firdausi 2002


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