zhr / Semitic roots

Examples of words with the root zhr: hazard, Zohar.


Central Semitic, to shine, be splendid.

1. Zohar, from Hebrew zōhar, brightness, glow, from hizhâr, to shine.
2. hazard, perhaps from Arabic zahr, gaming die, perhaps from zahr, flowers (the sides of some medieval dice perhaps being painted with images of flowers), from zahara, to shine, be radiant.

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