Short for Zend-AvestaSense 2, from a misunderstanding of Zend inZend-Avesta as a language designation
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Zend Sentence Examples
The ancient Zend name is, according to Rawlinson, Paresina, the essential part of Paropamisus; this accounts for the great Asiastic Parnassus of Aristotle, and the Pho-lo-sin-a of Hsiian Tsang.
In both the Rig Veda and Zend Avesta soma is the king of plants; in both it is a medicine which gives health, long life and removes death.
The later developments of the Iranian alphabet are the Pahlavi and the Zend, in which the MSS.
The fravashi or ideal type, the genius of both men and gods in the Zend Avesta (possibly connected originally with the cultus of the dead "), rises in successive ranks from the worshipper's own person through the household, the village, the district and the province, up to the throne of Ahura himself.'