Could there have been influence/ borrowing of these roots in northern Middle East? Semitic *Ba.-Ayn.-Lam. Baal means"owner. chief ruler. elevated land" > Greek Belos, a deity. PIE *bel2 Sanskrit balin "strong. warrior". (Baal, a god of thunder and a bull-horned god, mated with a cow and produced a heifer. English bull < *bhel2 (Pokorny *bhel3) "blow. inflate " but E bellow < *bhel4 (Pok *bhel6) "roar, sound ". These seem similar and perhaps the Baal of Carthage, known in Greece and probably in early Italy, merged all these sentiments for Celtic observers.) So Gaelic beal / bheal "strong", as in "strong rain of Beltane", may have had Semitic input.?