From liška (“fox”), which comes from Proto-Slavic *lisa, *lisъ. Nowadays form was probably also influenced by Proto-Slavic *lichъ (“bad”), maybe because the original word was tabu. Etymology of the expression *lisъ is not clear. It is often being connected with Lithuanian lãpė, Latvian lapsa, Irish lois, Latin vulpes, Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ (alṓpēx), Old Armenian աղուէս (ałuēs) (all meaning "fox") and Sanskrit लोपाश (lopāśa, “a kind of jackal”).
- (animal) liška
The fungus of the genus Hydnum acquired the name due to the similar colour of some of their species with fox.