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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
פ־ל־ד

Supposedly from Persian پولاد, at least in meaning, see cognates there.

NounEdit

פְּלָדָה ‎(pladáf ‎(plural indefinite פְּלָדוֹת, singular construct פְּלָדַת־, plural construct פְּלָדוֹת־) [pattern: קְטָלָה]

  1. (modern) steel (a metal alloy)
  2. (Biblical Hebrew) Uncertain meaning, related to steel, metal, etc.
    • Nahum 2:3, with translation of the New International Version:
      מָגֵן גִּבֹּרֵיהוּ מְאָדָּם אַנְשֵׁי־חַיִל מְתֻלָּעִים בְּאֵשׁ־פְּלָדֹות הָרֶכֶב בְּיֹום הֲכִינֹו וְהַבְּרֹשִׁים הָרְעָֽלוּ׃
      The shields of the soldiers are red; the warriors are clad in scarlet. The metal on the chariots flashes on the day they are made ready; the spears of juniper are brandished.

Usage notesEdit

  • Only used once in the Bible, in the passage quoted above.

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