Re:       "Mazda bulbs"

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Mon Jan 31 01:13:23 UTC 2005

On Jan 30, 2005, at 10:57 AM, Steve Boatti wrote:

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> What's the derivation of Mazda as a lightbulb trademark? I've wondered
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> it's related to the name of the Japanese car.
> Steve Boatti
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Isn't Ahura-Mazda the name of the god of goodness and light in the
pre-Islamic religion of Persia/Iran, whose name escapes me? Its modern
form is the religion of the Parsees/Farsees of India.

-Wilson Gray

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