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to make ivory


NLem tsetlOw‑a
LMLem etst‑elèfa‑yr, compound of
  LMLem, MLem etst‑yr ‘silver’
Ghe etsᴛ‑ə̄ /ɛts̟t̠ɯː/
  LMLem elèfa‑yr ‘elephant’
Koi ἐλέφᾱ‑ς
SHell *eléphan‑s, probably from an Afro-Asiatic language

Ivory was called ‘elephant silver’ for its value und bright colour. This didn’t help the elephants in any way.