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|Question:||Good morning. Here is an interesting one. Do you have any information or could you expound on the relationship between the words: Urim (Hebrew), Aurum (Latin), Oro (Spanish), Ore, Or (That's the French isn't it). Urim is from the Bible. Also, I was wondering if these words are related to the name of the ancient middle eastern place called Ophir (in the Bible too). I'm thinking that in the Bible when it says ''the Urim...'' that it is talking about ''the shiny, brilliant, gold-like things'' sort of. Plural of course because ''im'' in Hebrew makes things plural. Aurora, Aura are obviously all related. Thanks a lot.|