Her research spurred me to revisit and understand better something I had come across years ago: The idea that the words cheetah and poem come from the same Indo-European root words.
Bradshaw of the Future explains:
cheetah and poem
The Proto-Indo-European root is *kʷei-, "to pile up, build, make". The o-grade form *kʷoi- became Sanskrit काय kāya "body", which combined with चित्र citra "variegated , spotted , speckled" to formचित्रकाय citrakāya "striped-body, tiger or panther". This became Hindi चीता cītā, borrowed into English ascheetah.
The suffixed form *kʷoiw-eyo- became Greek ποιέω poieō "to create" and ποιημα poiēma, borrowed into Latin as poēma, borrowed into English as poem thru French.