Avestan

/euh ves"teuhn/, n.
1. an ancient East Iranian language of the Indo-European family, the language of all the Avesta but the Gathas. Cf. Gathic (def. 1).
adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Avesta or its language.
[1855-60; AVEST(A) + -AN]

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