פרזלא

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Hebrew בַּרְזֶל(barzél), Sumerian 𒀭𒁇𒋤(AN.BAR.SUD).

Noun[edit]

פַּרְזְלָא ‎(parzəlām

  1. iron
    • Daniel 5:4, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      אִשְׁתִּיו חַמְרָא וְשַׁבַּחוּ לֵאלָהֵי דַּהֲבָא וְכַסְפָּא נְחָשָׁא פַרְזְלָא אָעָא וְאַבְנָא׃
      ʾištīw ḥamrā wəšabbáḥū lēlāhē dahăḇā wəḵaspā nəḥāšā p̄arzəlā ʾāʿā wəʾaḇnā.
      They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.