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EALE
 
Greek NameTransliterationLatin SpellingTranslation
ΕαληΕαλαι
EalêEalaiYaleYaleTo roll back(ealên, eilô)
Eale or Yale, Der Naturen Bloeme manuscriptc. 1350, National Library of the Netherlands
THE EALE (or Yale) was a strange bull-like animal native to the land of Aithiopia(sub-Saharan Africa). It was equipped with a boar's tusks and a set of rotatinghorns.The creature's name was derived from the Greek word
ealên
,
eilô
, meaning "toroll back," a reference to its moveable horns.
Pliny the Elder, Natural History 8. 73 (trans. Rackham) (Roman encyclopediaC1st A.D.) :

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