- the Middle Persian translation of and commentary on the Avesta
Origin: Pers, interpretation, short for Zend-Avesta
- Zendic adjective
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- The Avesta. No longer in scholarly use.
- Avestan. No longer in scholarly use.
Origin: Short for Zend-Avesta. Sense 2, from a misunderstanding of Zend in Zend-Avesta as a language designation.