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Culture Nerd #1: Why is there no European cross-linguistic word for Shark?

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The ancient viking Hai

A while ago, my sister sent me a text asking if I knew why the word for Shark was so different in different European languages. It’s not like Cow (Vacca, Vache, Vaca, Krava, Baqra; and then Ku, Koh, Koe and Cow in Germanic Languages). No, Shark in, for example: French (requin) and Spanish (tiburón); and […]