Persian - A charm. This device, used to ward off demons, was originally made of twigs but is now a bundle of metal rods, five to thirtythree in number. It must never be kept in a house where a dog or person has died and must never be pointed towards the north, where demons are said to live. Others accounts describe barsom as the grasses that are spread on the ground before a sacrifice. Also commonly known as barsom, baresman, baresman, barsem, barsem, barseman or barseman.

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