Yazata meaning

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An epithet of saints or prophets.
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Origin of yazata

  • From the same root comes Avestan (yasna, “worship, sacrifice, prayer, veneration”). A yazata is accordingly "a being worthy of worship" or "a holy being." The word is etymologically related to Sanskrit यजति (yájati, “he worships, he sacrifices”), यजत (yajatá-, “worthy of worship, holy”), यजञ (yajñá, “sacrifice”), and is perhaps also related to Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hagios, “devoted to the gods, sacred, holy.”).

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  • From the Avestan verbal root (yaz-, “to worship, to honor, to venerate”). The original nominative form is (yazatō), pl. (yazatåŋhō), reflecting Proto-Iranian *yazatah and pl. *yazatāhah.

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  • Avestan (yazata) became (yazad) or (yazd) (pl. (yazdān)) in Middle Iranian languages, continuing in New Persian as ایزد (izad).

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