noun see Parsi

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Parsiism — (p[aum]r s[=e]*[i^]z m or p[aum]r*s[=e] [i^]z m) prop. n. 1. Same as {Parseeism}. Syn: Parseeism. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parsiism — noun the faith of a Zoroastrian sect in India • Syn: ↑Parseeism • Hypernyms: ↑Zoroastrianism, ↑Mazdaism * * * Parˈseeism, Parˈsiism (or / sēˈ/) or Parˈsism noun The religion of the Parsees • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parsiism —  Indian religion, related to Zoroastrianism …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • parsiism — par·si·ism …   English syllables

  • Zoroastrianism and Parsiism — Ancient religion that originated in Iran based on the teachings of Zoroaster. Founded in the 6th century BCE, it influenced the monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It rejects polytheism, accepting only one supreme God, Ahura… …   Universalium

  • salvation — salvational, adj. /sal vay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc. 2. the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc. 3. a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm,… …   Universalium

  • Zoroaster — /zawr oh as teuhr, zohr , zawr oh as teuhr, zohr /, n. fl. 6th century B.C., Persian religious teacher. Also called Zarathustra. * * * or Zarathustra born с 628, probably Rhages, Iran died с 551 BCE Iranian religious reformer and prophet, founder …   Universalium

  • Nōrūz — ▪ Zoroastrianism and Parsiism also spelled  Nō Rūz , or  Nō Rūz        the New Year festival often associated with Zoroastrianism and Parsiism. The festival is celebrated in many countries, including Iran, Iraq, India, and Afghanistan. It usually …   Universalium

  • Parseeism — Par see*ism (p[aum]r s[=e]*[i^]z m or p[aum]r*s[=e] [i^]z m), prop. n. The religion and customs of the Parsees. Syn: Parsiism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parsi — also Parsee noun Etymology: Persian pārsī, from Pārs Persia Date: 1583 1. a Zoroastrian descended from Persian refugees settled principally at Mumbai (Bombay) 2. the Iranian dialect of the Parsi religious literature • Parsiism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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