in Zoroastrianism, the supreme deity and creator of the world, or the spirit of good
also sp. Or′muzd
Origin of OrmazdPersian ; from Old Persian Auramazda ; from Avestan Ahuro-Mazdao, wise lord ; from ahura, a god (see Oscar) + mazdah-, name of the highest god ; from Indo-European an unverified form mendh-, to direct one's mind toward ; from base an unverified form men-, to think (from source mind) + an unverified form dh?-, to put (; from do)
Variant of Ohrmazd.
Origin of OrmazdPersian Hormazd, from Middle Persian Ohrmazd; see Ohrmazd.