Definition of Ormazd

1. Noun. Chief deity of Zoroastrianism; source of light and embodiment of good.

Exact synonyms: Ahura Mazda, Ormuzd
Generic synonyms: Persian Deity



Definition of Ormazd

1. n. The supreme deity, the principle of good, creator of the world, and guardian of mankind. He is the opponent of Ahriman, the spirit of evil, both being sprung from Eternity, or, according to another version, Ahriman being the offspring of a moment of doubt on the part of Ormazd. Ormazd is attended by angels and archangels. He is represented as a bearded man inclosed in a winged circle, a conception probably derived from the Assyrian representations of Ashur.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ormazd

Orkney
Orkney Islands
Orkneyan
Orkneyans
Orkneys
Orla
Orlando
Orleanais
Orleanist
Orleans
Orlon
Orly
Orly Group
Ormandy
Ormazd (current term)
Ormond's disease
Ormosia
Ormosia coarctata
Ormsby filter
Ormuzd
Orn
Orneæ
Ornish prevention diets
Ornish reversal diet
Ornithischia
Ornithodoros
Ornithodoros coriaceus
Ornithodoros erraticus

Literary usage of Ormazd

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1. The History of Herodotus: A New English Version, Ed. with Copious Notes and by Herodotus, George Rawlinson, Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, John Gardner Wilkinson (1889)
"... by the grace of Ormazd I have done (it). (1) Says Darius the king—¡2) not Ormazd . . . Par. 6. ..."

2. Encyclopædia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, John Sutherland Black (1903)
"No sooner has Ormazd created the world than Ahriman brings upon the earth ... Ormazd brings into existence the primeval bull (prototype of all animals); ..."

3. The Seven Great Monarchies of the Eastern World: Or the History, Geography by George Rawlinson (1885)
"Ideas entertained with respect to Ormazd and Ahriman. ... Ormazd the special Guardian of the Kings. ... Deities subject to Ormazd: Mithra, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary Political and by Thomas Kelly Cheyne, John Sutherland Black (1907)
"No sooner has Ormazd created the world than Ahriman brings upon the earth ... Ormazd brings into existence the primeval bull (prototype of all animals) ..."

5. The Gentile Nations: Or, the History and Religion of the Egyptians by George Smith (1854)
"A fort of Armenia named , there they engaged. Ormazd brought help to me; by the grace of Ormazd, my forces entirely defeated the rebel troops. ..."

6. Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon (1893)
"Again, Ormazd is not a purely spiritual being. He is conceived of as possessing a sort of physical nature. The " light." which is one of his properties, ..."

7. The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World: Or, The History by George Rawlinson (1881)
"The "law of Ormazd " is the rule of life.6 The protection of Ormazd is the one ... While, however, Ormazd holds this exalted and unapproachable position, ..."

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