barsom

noun
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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