Gr. λέων, λέοντος m. ‘lion’: "A loan from an unknown source; Semitic origin is probable, but Hebr. lābī' , Assyr. labbu , Eg. labu are quite different phonetically" (RB). Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "λέων" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. March 23, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=7119 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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