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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *bawil ~ *wabil- ~ *mbVl-
Meaning: ram
Semitic: *wābil- 'ram'
Berber: *b_/bVli 'sheep, rams'
Egyptian: *ybl 'ovis tragelaphus'
Western Chadic: *mbil- 'sheep'
Central Chadic: *bVlaw ~ *bV(ʔ)wVl- 'ram, goat'
East Chadic: *bVl(bVl)- 'goat'
Low East Cushitic: *bulal- 'lamb'
High East Cushitic: *ʔambul- 'goat' 1, 'ram' 2
South Cushitic: *mbal- 'bush-buck', Tragelaphus scriptus (antelope) (?)
Notes: HSED 2570: Hbr. Eg. Mafa Mkk 'buffalo'. EDE II, 23-24. Cf. *bal- 'sheep' in non-Afras. African languages (C.Sud., W.Atl.)

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