Via other European languages, ultimately a borrowing from some Semitic language, based on the Semitic stem لبن (l-b-n, “white; milk”), probably a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. The word itself is very old, being already found in sources from the 3rd millennium BCE (including the Epic of Gilgamesh).
Libāna f (4th declension)
- Lebanon (a country in the Middle East, Asia; capital: Beirut)
- Libānas karogs ― the flag of Lebanon
- Libānas valdība ― the government of Lebanon
- Libānā valda mērens Vidusjūras klimats ― In Lebanon the mild Mediterranean climate dominates