Number of realizations

2

lion (Panthera leo)

snake

Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Akkadian
Language 2 Ancient Hebrew
Lexeme 1 nēšu
Lexeme 2 nāḥāš
Meaning 1 'lion' (CAD N2 193)
Direction
Meaning 2 'snake' (HALOT 690)
Reference
Related Languages
Comment Cf. Akk. Nēšu ša ḳaḳḳari, an epithet of the serpent in the Gilgamesh Epic (XI 314), lit. 'lion of the earth'. See SED II No. 159
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Ancient Hebrew
Language 2 Tigre
Lexeme 1 ʔaryẽ, ʔãrī
Lexeme 2 ʔarwe
Meaning 1 'lion' (HALOT 87)
Direction
Meaning 2 'snake' (LH 359)
Reference
Related Languages
Comment See SED II No. 17, also 159. Via intermediate Geez ʔarwe 'animal, wild animal, beast' (LGz. 40), ʔarwe mədr 'snake', lit. 'beast of earth' (ibid.)