gold, to shine, bright


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


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

Avestan zaranya- = gold;
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"

Other forms:
zard, zar