loha लोह

Definition: Primarily an adjective meaning ‘red,’ is used as a neuter substantive to designate a metal, probably ‘ copper,’ but possibly ‘bronze.’ It is mentioned in the Vājasaneyi Samhitā and the Taittīriya Samhitā as distinguished from śyāma. It also occurs several times in the Brāhmaṇas. See Ayas.

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