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Mazdeism

Definition:

system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

Mazdeisms

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

Parsiism

Etymology:

From Avestan mazdĂ„, the good principle, from mazdā-, wise; see "Ahura Mazda".
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

Mazdeism | Mazdaism | Zoroastrianism [sense-specific]

Same as "Mazdaism" | another word for "Zoroastrianism" (7 of 166 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mazdeism

Wiktionary:

Mazdaism | Mazdeism

The Zoroastrian religion. (3 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Mazdaism

Wikipedia:

Zoroastrianism | Mazdaism | Magianism

an ancient Iranian religion and a religious philosophy. It was once the state religion of the Achaemenid Empire and Sassanid Empire. Estimates of the number of Zoroastrians worldwide varies from between 145,000 to 2.6 million. In the eastern part of ... (40 of 10370 words, pronunciations, 9 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Zoroastrianism

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Zoroastrianism [religion]

the ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran that survives there in isolated areas and, more prosperously, in India, where the descendants of Zoroastrian ... (22 of 751 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/658081​/Zoroastrianism

Oxford Dictionary:

Zoroastrianism | Mazdaism | Zoroastrian [derived]

a monotheistic pre-Islamic religion of ancient Persia founded by Zoroaster in the 6th century BC. According to the teachings of Zoroaster the supreme ... (23 of 111 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Zoroastrianism

Merriam-Webster:

Zoroastrianism | Zoroastrian [adjective, noun, related]

a Persian religion founded in the sixth century "BC" by the prophet zoroaster, promulgated in the Avesta, and characterized by worship of a supreme ... (24 of 64 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/zoroastrianism

New World Dictionary:

Zoroastrianism | Mazdaism

the religious system of the Persians before their conversion to Islam: it was founded by Zoroaster, and its principles, contained in the Avesta, ... (23 of 53 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/zoroastrianism

Random House Dictionary:

Zoroastrianism | Zoroastrism | Mazdaism [synonym]

an Iranian religion, founded about 600 BC by Zoroaster, the principal beliefs of which are in the existence of a supreme deity, Ahura Mazda, and in a ... (27 of 49 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/zoroastrianism

American Heritage Dictionary:

Zoroastrianism | Mazdaism | Zoroastrian [adjective, noun, related]

The religious system founded by Zoroaster and set forth in the Avesta, teaching the worship of Ahura Mazda in the context of a universal struggle ... (25 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/zoroastrianism

Cambridge Dictionary:

Zoroastrianism

a religion which developed in ancient Iran, and is based on the idea that there is a continuous fight between a god who represents good and one who ... (28 of 35 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/zoroastrianism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Zoroastrianism [uncountable]

a religion in parts of Iran and India (8 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Zoroastrianism

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Zoroastrianism | Ahriman | Ahura Mazdah | Avesta | Gathas | Mazdaism | Ormazd | Ormuzd

religion founded by Zoroaster, but with many later accretions. (9 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0853501​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

Zoroastrianism | Mazdaism [religion] | Mazdeism [religion] | Zoroastrian [derived]

an ancient religion founded by the Persian prophet Zoroaster, the principal belief of which is in a supreme deity and a cosmic contest between two ... (25 of 47 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707277​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

Mazdaism

Origin: From Avestan mazdĂ„, the good principle, from mazdā-, wise; see "Ahura Mazda".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mazdaism

Oxford Dictionary:

Mazdaism

First use: late 19th century

Origin: Avestan mazdā (short for "Ahura Mazda") + "-ism"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Mazdaism

New World Dictionary:

Mazdaism

Origin: Avestan mazda (see "Ormazd") + "-ism"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mazdaism

Wiktionary:

Mazdaism | Mazdeism

Origin: Mazda + -ism

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Mazdaism

-ism

Origin: Ultimately from either Ancient Greek -ισμός (-ismos), a suffix that forms abstract nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine; from stem of verbs in -ίζειν (-izein) (whence English -ize), or from the related... (32 of 47 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ism

Encarta Dictionary:

Mazdaism [religion]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Avestan mazdā from Ahura Mazda, supreme god of ancient Persian religion

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628813​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Mazdeism

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Mazdeism"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Mazdeism" by speech synthesizer

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Mazdaism

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Mazdaism"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Mazdaism

Collins Dictionary:

Mazdaism | Mazdeism

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Mazdaism"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mazdaism

YourDictionary Audio:

Mazdaism

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Mazdaism" by speech synthesizer

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