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zêr

Definition of zêr

gold, to shine, bright

Other forms

zard, zar

Example Sentences

Zêra ji berika xwe derdixe - He takes gold pieces out of his pocket

Etymology

From Avestan zaranya- "gold",

PIE root meaning *ghel "to shine, gold, bright, yellow or green",

Vedic hiranya,
Pali haritam,
Sanskrit hiranyam;
Also in Greek xl/os "yellow" and xl/oh "greens",
Latin helvus "yellow, cabbage",
Polish żółty "yellow",
Old Church Slavonic zlato,
Russian zoloto,
Old English gold,
Gothic gulþ,
Old English glæs "glass",
Old English galla, gall, bile, geolu, geolwe,
German gelb,
Old Norse gulr "yellow".

Updated on January 23, 2023

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