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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6579 - פַּרְתְּמִים
1) noble, nobleman
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
פַּרְתְּמִים pl. nobles, chief men among the Persians, Esther 1:3, 6:9 the Jews, Daniel 1:3. A word of Persian origin, which is in the Pehlevi language pardom, first; (see Anquetil du Perron, Zend-Avesta, ii. p. 468); compare Sanscr. prathama, first. In the Zendic language, instead of this is used peoerîm (compare Sanscr. pura, former, before that; purâna, old). From the former comes the Gr. πρῶτος; from the latter, Lat. primus.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13