Definition of Ormuzd

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

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

Definition of Ormuzd

1. n. The good principle, or being, of the ancient Persian religion. See Ahriman.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ormuzd

Orly Group
Ormond's disease
Ormosia coarctata
Ormsby filter
Ormuzd (current term)
Ornish prevention diets
Ornish reversal diet
Ornithodoros coriaceus
Ornithodoros erraticus
Ornithodoros hermsi
Ornithodoros lahorensis
Ornithodoros moubata complex
Ornithodoros pappilipes
Ornithodoros parkeri
Ornithodoros rudis

Literary usage of Ormuzd

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1. Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1902)
"Among the Persians, Ormuzd and Ahriman present the antithesis in question. Ormuzd is the Lord of the kingdom of Light -of Good; Ahriman that of Darkness—of ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"Ormuzd is described as "sitting on the throne of the good and the perfect in regions of pure light," or as a venerable man seated on a bull, the emblem of ..."

3. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford, Henry Vethake (1851)
"Ormuzd and Ahriman performed the work of creation at different epochs, ... Ormuzd created, by his living word, that is, the power of his will, the community ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"On his release he created a number of bad spirits to oppose the spirits created by Ormuzd ; and when the latter made an egg containing good genii, ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1833)
"The following are its principal doctrines :—From eternity there have existed two beings, Ormuzd and Ahriman, the principles of the universe. ..."

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