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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *la/ipʔ-
Meaning: inner organ; chest and belly with interior
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *li/apiʔ- 'adipose, fleshy tissue, fat; marrow, pith' (?)
Western Chadic: *(ma-)lap- 'spleen' 1, 'liver' 2
Saho-Afar: *ʔalef- 'spleen'
Low East Cushitic: *laṗṗ- 'heart' (rather <*lVb-) 1, 'chest' 2
Dahalo (Sanye): lafi 'lungs'
Omotic: *liṗ- 'belly' 1, 'heart' (rather <*lVb-)
Notes: In LEC and Om may originate from, or be contaminated with, *li/ubb- 'heart'.

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