Zurvanism


Zurvanism
noun
1. a Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe
Hypernyms: ↑sect, ↑religious sect, ↑religious order
2. a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring
Hypernyms: ↑theological doctrine, ↑heresy, ↑unorthodoxy

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Zurvanite, n.
/zerr"veuh niz'euhm/, n.
a Zoroastrian heresy that developed during the late Achaemenian period according to which both Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu were offspring of Zurvan.
Also, Zervanism.
[ZURVAN + -ISM]

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