• WordNet 3.6
    • n Zend an ancient Iranian language
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zend Properly, the translation and exposition in the Huzvâresh, or literary Pehlevi, language, of the Avesta, the Zoroastrian sacred writings; as commonly used, the language (an ancient Persian dialect) in which the Avesta is written.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Zend The name commonly given to the language of the Avesta: an ancient form of Iranian or Persian. It was deciphered in the present century, largely by means of its resemblance to Sanskrit. See Zend-Avesta.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zend zend the ancient East-Iranian and purely Aryan language, in which the Zend-Avesta was long orally preserved and at last written—closely related to the Vedic Sanskrit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Zend-Avesta
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A word meaning 'commentary' (zend=zand, from Sans. jñâ, to know).


In literature:

On the preferences of spells in healing over medicine and surgery, see Zend-Avesta, vol.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
What we know about the religion of Persia is chiefly derived from the Zend-Avesta.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
Any one can examine for himself the Vedas, the Zend-Avesta and the other Bibles of humanity.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
Plaise God they take them for forest-ponies, or they'll zend a bullet through us.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
O, aw zay, Mezder Nahsh, dawn't zend us ta naw Stappers.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
It was a compilation written in an ancient language (the Zend) which the faithful themselves no longer understood.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
The traditions and historical records of the Persians are contained in the famous series of writings culled the Zend-avesta.
"On the Antiquity of the Chemical Art" by James Mactear
To-day there are not perhaps a dozen copies of the Veidam and the Zend-Avesta in the whole of the East.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
By his labours a knowledge of the Zend language was first brought into the scientific world of Europe.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
I say, Phoebe, I have a great curiosity to understand the Zend.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Le Zend-Avesta (Paris, 1892-1893).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
In ancient Zend there were also castes.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
The Zend-Avesta, or the Scripture of the Parsis.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
The same is the case in the Zend.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The moment of meeting, and that of parting are the two greatest epochs of life as sayeth the great book of Zend.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
Doan't forget I. Zend Bill wi' the cart.
"Greene Ferne Farm" by Richard Jefferies
Zend, get the pistols!
"The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Moreover, he was hampered by the false theory that the language of the inscriptions was identical with Zend.
"A Primer of Assyriology" by Archibald Henry Sayce
Den we can zend it on by rail vorst ding in der mornin'.
"The Beautiful White Devil" by Guy Boothby
Benfey identified Asmodeus as Zend Aeshma-daeva, demon of lust.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway

In news:

Zend , the PHP company, has introduced phpcloud.com, a new development platform and partner ecosystem for PHP developers looking to build cloud applications.
Zend Launches Cloud Platform for PHP Developers.
RightScale and Zend have announced a new open platform as a service solution for PHP developers.
RightScale and Zend Deliver Platform as a Service for PHP.
Zend Technologies will release its commercial-grade server for PHP applications on Tuesday.
The Zend Server product, previously in beta, is designed to bring high-levels of reliability, performance and security to enterprises running PHP-based Web applications.
Job Cuts at PHP Startup Zend Could Be Aimed With An Eye Towards a Sale.
Zend Technologies Ltd, www. zend .com Price: $249 direct (includes 1 year of updates and support).

In science:

The quantities mdm & mgas are the particle masses of dark matter and gas particles,  is the comoving gravitational softening length, and zend is the ending redshift of each simulation.
Molecular hydrogen regulated star formation in cosmological SPH simulations
Figure 5 primarily investigates how close the value of (cid:104)zend (cid:105) has to be to one in order to show that the intermediate state shown in Fig. 3 (a) really is a quantum superposition.
Distinguishing mesoscopic quantum superpositions from statistical mixtures in periodically shaken double wells