The Flaming Lamp (Plamena Lampa )

LAPp — shining stone, also stone lamp (in use from around 18 000 BP onward, usually a concave piece
of limestone, but also the wonderful lamp in the shape of a spoon from Lascaux, finely carved from sandstone, marked with open chevrons); Latin lapis for stone, marble, gem, pearl, tessera, PIE *lap for shine, ancient Greek lampos for torch, lamp, light, sun (emphatic p replaced by additional m), English lamp German Lampe

Franz Gnaedinger

Greek λυχνος (lamp) is an equivalent to the Serbian word luča (luminance, light) and that word did not start from your "Magdalenian" LAP but from the Bel-Gon basis (Serb. paljenje blaze, ignition) <= pal/e/gne; Lat. flamma; Greek φλεγω burn up); In case of lapis we have a different logic; this time related to the Latin libatio and Greek επιλειβω (pour; Serb. po-livati pour, livati libation, liti pour); in reality, Latin lapis has been derived from the same basis as Greek λιθινος (stone) or Serb. litica (a big vertical rock near and above the water); hence littoral (/stony/ coastal area; Latin littus the shore of a lake or river (again Bel-Gon basis; Serb. obliti/oblivati suffuse; liptati gush, litica rock, from ob-litica) cf. plateau.

Let us compare Greek λαμβανω (to take); λαπτω (to lap with the tongue), λαμπας (torch) with the Serbian words lapiti (take, to steal), lapati (to lap; ob-laporan voracious);
Considering all the possible options of the history of the Greek word "lampe" it seems that that word must be the metathesised Latin flamma(Serb. plam => lamp; Eng. flame); for instance, Greek υπολυχνιον (lamp-stand) sounds almost the same as Serbian upaljenje, upaljač (lighter),
paljenica (a fire sacrifice).

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