namira , pl.
nmer , pl.
nmūrd ), masculine noun designating the panther (
Panthera pardus ) better known, in Africa, by the name of “leopard” (from
leo-pardus; Old French leupart, liepart, lyépart; Old English leparde, lebarde, libbard). In Berber, it is called
agarzam , in Morocco,
ag̲h̲ilas in Kabylia, and
washil in Tamahaḳ. In Turkish it is known by the name of
pars and in Persian as
palang . This large feline, the most ferocious of the family, along with the lion and tiger, is ubiq…