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[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

Isn't this the origin of the modern name 'bear' ... which comes from an older word for the colour 'brown' ... because ancient people in Europe were so fearful of this beast that they didn't want to call it by its name and instead refer to it as the 'brown one' ... or just the 'brown'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear