The English word elephant is from the Latin "elefantus", which derives from elevatus (raised) + fant (speaking) - in other words, an animal which makes a loud noise. Subsequent transliteration to the Greek alphabet resulted in the English word we recognise as "elephant".
What is that large animal which is making a loud noise whilst crossing the Alps with Hannibal?
That is what we have decided to call "an elephant", Centurion.
Please pass word to Scipio and the boys.
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