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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *ʔa/iw- ~ *waʔ-
Meaning: bull, cow
Semitic: *ʔiwVy- ~ *waʔ-(at-) 'gazelle, cow'
Berber: *Haww- 'cow'
Beḍauye (Beja): *yiw 'bull'
South Cushitic: *ʔaw- 'bull'
Mogogodo (Yaaku): *waʔ- 'cattle, cow' (met.)
Notes: Cf. HSED 2595 (Eg ỉwꜣ; Beja); Tak I 86 (Eg ỉwꜣ interpr. as *lwʔ)

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