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here's an interpretation from shaarei kedusha part 1 gate 1 by Rabbi Chaim Vital, which could be interpreted as a progression (first death in this world, then death in the next world) And know that after the sin of Adam harishon, which was eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, his soul and body also [along with all the worlds] ...
According to Derech HaShem, before the sin Adam was much more spiritual than after the sin. So, relatively to his previous condition, he indeed became "dead" at the same day he made the sin. In other words, "death" is not an absolute thing, but rather a relative one. If somebody is "very live" and then he becomes just "live", we can call him being dead, ...
פרקי דרבי אליעזר לז See here: http://he.wikisource.org/wiki/%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A7%D7%99_%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%91%D7%99_%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%A2%D7%96%D7%A8_%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A7_%D7%9C%D7%97 And a slightly different version cited by R' Kasher: http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=51482&st=&pgnum=168
See the Aruch on the entry for פרק, which cites תהילים קלו:כד : וי*פרק*נו מצרינו "And hath delivered us from our adversaries" Thus, the word is not Aramaic.
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