Origin of English word BRONZE

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English Word

BRONZE

Edenic Word

BaRZeL

Hebrew Word

ברזל

Transliteration

Bet-Resh-Zayin-Lamed

Pronounciation

Bar-ZELL

Conversion

[BRZL → BR+N Z]

Roots

BRONZE, like its alleged cognates BEAR, BRUIN, and BROWN, is thought to come from Indo-European “root” bher (bright, brown).  The olive brown metal we call BRONZE (now used for a copper-tin alloy) was apparently known in the Bronze Age.  A metal term from the Bronze Age with a B,R and Z ought to be considered .  If there were a metal term with a BRZ in Latin, nobody would doubt that BRONZE was merely a nasalization (extra N) of the Latin term.  A BRZ term in the Bible, however, will not be considered by those who feel that linguistic theories are sacred and infallible, while the Bible is human and fallible.

 נחשת NiK[H]oaSHeT means copper, while ברזל  BaRZeL means “iron.”  The two are together, “copper and iron implements,” in Genesis 4:22.


Branches

Are BRONZE and BRASS cognates for metal that later took on different meanings? It would seem so when noting that Spanish bronce means BRASS.   For other words from BaRZeL, BRASIL to FERROUS, see BRASS.


Related Words

BRASS



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