halas

ἅλας [3 verses](noun sg neut nom) "Salt" is halas which means "salt", "salt-rock", "brine," and is a metaphor for "sales" and "wit."  - -- "Salt" means "salt", "salt-rock", "brine," and is a metaphor for "sales" and "wit." Salt was used as money to pay wages. Our word "salary" comes from the Roman word for salt. Salt was also the most common preservative for food.