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Number: 1369
Proto-Semitic: *barbar-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'wolf' 1, 'jackal' 2
Akkadian: barbaru 'wolf ' OAkk on [CAD b 108];[AHw....]; barbartu 'she-wolf' SB [CAD b 108]
Arabic: babr-, pl. bubūr- 'espèce de chacal qui conduit le lion sur la piste de la proie (en pers. tigre)' [BK 1 81] [LA IV 37]; cf. hbr 'hyena'
Notes: Unless descriptive, cf. <Sem. *bVrbVr- 'to hawl, roar', cf. EDE II 148

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