Origin of English word BRASIL

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The word BRASIL is addressed in the entry: BRASS


English Word

BRASS

Edenic Word

BaRZeL

Hebrew Word

ברזל

Transliteration

Bet-Resh-Zayin-Lamed

Pronounciation

bar-SZ(EL)

Conversion

[BRZ(L)]

Meaning

iron, brass, bronze

Roots

Old English braes (brass) is from the same "obscure source" (to quote the AHD) as the Latin noun and Indo-European “root” ferrum (iron).

In (Genesis4:22) Tubal-cain ushers in the Bronze Age (which preceded the Iron Age).

The Hebrew term   ברזל BaRZeL is translated "iron," but BRASS or BRONZE (nasalized with an extra N) is more appropriate –see     BRONZE.


Branches

A Biblical variant is  PaRZeL or FaRS(eL) (iron in Chaldean).

Basque   burdina ( iron) is from   ברזל   BaRZeL  (iron).    (More D from Zayin/Z shifts at AUSCULATE.)                                                                          

BRASSY, BRAZEN, BRAZIER, FARRIER,FERRI-, FERRO-, FERROUS, FERRUGINOUS and FER-DE-LANCE are related.

A word like FERREOUS, containing iron, comes from Latin ferreus. It is imagined that this is from Latin ferrum, iron. This adjective may ironically preserve an older FRS word, closer to its ultimate Edenic origin:  BaRZeL . The L may have dropped out before the Iron Age.  The Latin suffix um- can be dismissed, as seen in the “iron” words of French (fer ), Rumanian (fier), Italian and Portuguese (ferro).  Indonesian iron is besi,  reinforcing the concept that the oldest “iron” term had a B and an S.  Do any languages retain an echo of the Zayin-Lamed end of the Edenic BaRZeL?  There is Polish iron, zelazo, and iron in Czech and Serbo-Croatian: zelazo.  Dutch iron, ijzer, may display a liquid shift (L → R) of an ancient Zayin-Lamed.   In Malay and seven of its dialects the word for “iron” is busi: the R may have dropped out.

BRASIL has the world's richest iron deposits. Speculation has attributed the name to Pre-Columbian Phoenician traders (that is, Semitic speakers who knew of BaRZeL.).

Perhaps COPPER can be linked to GHoPHeRe(S) (usually translated "lead").  NIK[H](oaSHeT), the "brass" of Genesis4:22, may link up to NICKEL.

Tubal-Cain above, who is celebrated as founding metallurgy,  is the obvious source of the Roman god Vulcan.  It is more obvious when the name is read in Hebrew (Too)-BHahL-KaYiN, with the first syllable dropping.  This [V]ahL-KaYiN gave English VOLCANO, VULCANIZED rubber, etc.  See VOLCANO.


Bible Verses

Genesis 4:22 וצלה גם־הוא ילדה את־תובל קין לטשׁ כל־חרשׁ נחשׁת וברזל ואחות תובל־קין נעמה׃

“And Zillah, she also bore Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.”


Strong

(1270)

Related Words

BRONZE



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