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Zarathustra   Listen

Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC).  Synonym: Zoroaster.

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"Zarathustra" Quotes from Famous Books

... reaches out and embraces him and plants the kiss of love on both his cheeks, strokes his hair wistfully, and invites him to sit on the front porch. Alas, poor Mencken! It is the fate that awaits us all. Zarathustra in the market-place feeding ground glass to the populace is gathered to the bosom of the City Fathers and gleefully enrolled as a ...
— Nonsenseorship • G. G. Putnam

... interval of time, was such as to exclude for ever the supposed historical identity of Darius Hystaspes and Gushtasp, the mythical pupil of Zoroaster. The language of the Avesta, though certainly not the language of Zarathustra,[37] displayed a grammar so much more luxuriant, and forms so much more primitive than the inscriptions, that centuries must have elapsed between the two periods represented by these two strata of language. When, however, the forms of these languages were subjected to a more ...
— Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I - Essays on the Science of Religion • Friedrich Max Mueller

... Zarathustra" is the same thing at its best. As an example of a style to be carefully avoided the following is in point. It is also a rara avis; a gem of purest ray. It is taken from the local Socialist ...
— The Art of Lecturing - Revised Edition • Arthur M. (Arthur Morrow) Lewis

Words linked to "Zarathustra" :   Zoroaster, prophet

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