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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *lis-
Meaning: tongue
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *liš(š)ān- 'tongue, language'
Berber: *ilVs- (<*ʔV-lis) 'tongue'
Egyptian: ns 'tongue' (pyr)
Western Chadic: *ḥa-lis-um- 'tongue'
Central Chadic: *ʔV-lyas- 'tongue'
East Chadic: *lyas-an- 'tongue' 1, 'my tongue' 2
Omotic: *mi-las- 'tongue' (probably < Amh mǝlas) (?)
Notes: See *lahas- 'lick'.

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