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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From χαμαί (khamaí, on the ground) +‎ λέων (léōn, lion); ultimately a calque of Akkadian 𒌨𒈤𒊭𒆠 (nēšu ša qaqqari, chameleon, reptile, literally lion of the ground", "predator that crawls upon the ground).

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NounEdit

χᾰμαιλέων (khamailéōnm (genitive χᾰμαιλέοντος); third declension

  1. chameleon
  2. type of plant, so called because of its colour-changing leaves

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