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

  • Zoroaster Sixth century B.C. Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism.

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  • proper n. The prophet of the ancient Iranian religion Zoroastrianism
  • proper n. Pseudepigraphic name used by various Greek and Latin authors of late antiquity to lend their opinions weight
  • proper n. Ostensible source/founder of Mithraism, the "mysteries" of the Roman Mysteriae Mithrae ("Mysteries of Mithras", "Mithraic Mysteries"), an astrology-centric, middle-platonic mystery cult of the 1st-4th century Roman Empire whose adherents worshiped in "caves" (i.e. Mithraea) in imitation of "Zoroaster". (Porphyry, De Antro Nympharum 6)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a genus of starfishes, giving name to the Zoroasteridæ, and containing such species as Z. fulgens, of the North Atlantic.

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  • n. Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)


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From Ancient Greek Ζωροάστρης (Zōroastrēs), from Avestan 𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬚𐬎𐬱𐬙𐬭𐬋 (Zaraθuštrō).



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