Zend definition by Webster's New World
- the Middle Persian translation of and commentary on the Avesta
Origin: Persian interpretation, short for Zend-Avesta
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- Zendic adjective
Zend definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.