"A non-IE word that passed into the different daughter languages independently" (GK). "The Greek form βίσων comes from Lat. bisōn, and this in turn from Gm... of which the ultimate origin remains unknown" (RB)
Guus Kroonen. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
Simpson, J., & Weiner, E. S. 1989. Oxford English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Bibliographisches Institut GmbH (2013). Duden Die deutsche Rechtschreibung [online]. Available at: http://www.duden.de/
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
PK15, PK17, PK19, PK21, PK29, PK31, PK33, PK47
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