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Borrowed from Old Persian *𐎥𐎴𐏀𐎲𐎼 (g-n-z-b-r /ganzabara/, treasure-bearer), from Old Median *ganzabarah; see it for more.

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גִּזְבָּר (gizbárm

  1. treasurer
    • Ezra 1:8, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וַיּוֹצִיאֵם כּוֹרֶשׁ מֶלֶךְ פָּרַס עַל־יַד מִתְרְדָת הַגִּזְבָּר וַיִּסְפְּרֵם לְשֵׁשְׁבַּצַּר הַנָּשִׂיא לִיהוּדָה׃‎‎
      vayotsi'ém kóresh mélekh párás 'al-yád mitr'dát hagizbár vayisp'rém l'sheshbatsár nanasí lihudá.
      even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
    • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Shekalim 5:2:
      אֵין פּוֹחֲתִים מִשְּׁלֹשָׁה גִּיזְבָּרִים וּמִשִּׁבְעָה מַרְכּוֹלִים
      'éin pokhatím mish'loshá gizbarím umishiv'á markolím
      There were never fewer than three treasurers and seven supervisors.

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