Lat. ferrum n. ‘iron, steel’: Borrowed from an unknown source, possibly from a Semitic language, cf. Phoenician barzel, Syriac parzlā 'iron'. These are also purported sources for OE. bræs ‘bronze; generic alloy of copper’. Michiel de Vaan. "ferrum" in: Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. November 28, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=13207 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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