Etymology of antelope
Posted by Johannes on 11 August 2013
The word antelope comes from the Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus (11c.), from Greek antholops (attested in Eusebius of Antioch, c.336 C.E.), a fabulous animal haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch and having long saw-like horns capable of cutting down trees.
In modern Greek:
a) antilopi: antelope [Gr: αντιλόπη]