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PronouncedPron.zahr-ə-THOO-strə English
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Meaning & History

Possibly means "golden camel" in Old Iranian, derived from zarat meaning "golden" combined with ushtra meaning "camel". Zarathustra was the Persian prophet who founded the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism about the 10th century BC.
VariantZoroaster
Other Languages & CulturesZarathushtra Ancient Persian Zartosht Persian

Images

19th-century depiction of Zarathustra19th-century depiction of Zarathustra

Categories

animals, colors, fauna, gold, metals, philosophers, prophets, uncertain etymology, yellow
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute