bar·​som | \ ˈbärsəm \
plural -s

Definition of barsom

: a bundle of sacred twigs or metal rods used by priests in Zoroastrian ceremonies

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History and Etymology for barsom

Persian barsam, from Middle Persian barsum, from Avestan barəsman; akin to Sanskrit barhis sacrificial grass, bṛhati he plucks

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“Barsom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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