A·hu·ra Maz·da (ä-hrə măzdə)
The chief deity of Zoroastrianism, the creator of the world, the source of light, and the embodiment of good. Also called Ohrmazd.
[Avestan ahurō mazdå, the Wise Lord : ahurō, lord; see ansu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + mazdā-, wise; see men-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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