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Noun ahriman has 1 sense
  1. Ahriman - the spirit of evil in Zoroastrianism; arch rival of Ormazd
    --1 is a kind of
    Persian deity

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Part of speech: noun

Sense 1: In Zoroastrianism, Ahriman is the evil spirit or principle of darkness, destruction, and chaos, opposed to Ahura Mazda, the god of light and creation.

Example sentence: Zoroastrians believe in the eternal struggle between Ahura Mazda and Ahriman.

Sense 2: Ahriman is a popular character in various fantasy novels and role-playing games, typically portrayed as a powerful demon or antagonist.

Example sentence: The main villain of the story was an Ahriman seeking to conquer the kingdom.

Sense 3: In local folklore, Ahriman refers to a mythical creature resembling a terrifying demon, often associated with nightmarish visions.

Example sentence: The villagers told tales of encountering the dreaded Ahriman in the dark forest.

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