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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *ba(ʔ)rVw/y-
Meaning: wolf, hyena, jackal
Semitic: *barbar- 'wolf'
Berber: (?) *bayrru 'fox'
Western Chadic: *barVw/y- 'hyena' 1, (?) 'wild animal' 2
Central Chadic: *mburum- 'hyena'
East Chadic: *ba(Ha)r- 'hyena' 1, 'jackal' 2
Dahalo (Sanye): (?) ḅṓr-a 'any dangerous animal'
Mogogodo (Yaaku): *bary- 'jackal'
Notes: Cf. HSED 221 *bar- 'beast of prey': Akk.; Eg. bꜣ 'panther'; WCh.: Hs 'hyaena'; EDE II 148: Akk. ("perhaps"); Brb.; Cush.: Yaaku and Dah (both with a question mark); WCh.: Hs; C.Ch. (incl. forms like Gabin purìya and Bura mobulu which are hardly related); E.Ch.

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