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The entry for terrakion says it comes from terracotta and lion. Wouldn't it be plain terra and lion? (terra means earth in latin)


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I see your confusion with its name having -ion at the end; that comes from Champion, not Lion. Also, it's based on a takin, or a "goat-antelope" (again, no lions here).

Terrakion is derived from terra (Latin for earth), or terracotta (a clay-based material, as well as its respective color), and possibly takin or champion.

The takin, also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas.

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this site also says the -ion comes from lion
Im not sure about it coming from Lion personally.