I’m wondering if the word “problem” might have roots both in pro>before and lemma>something taken for granted. So that a problem precedes a state of knowledge or solution or premise. Any thoughts on this?
But that means that problems are resolved by some type of agreement, but the history of the Greeks and the Romans speaks of various ways to solve a problem.
I’m wondering why you introduce another word, when it tells "ballein is “to throw” as the second part of the word. Ti’s the same here as in Merriam-Webster and Wiktionary, from latin and ancient greek. Why would you remove the “b” to get “lemma” ?
Since there is already an entry for this word on etymology, I think you would need to back a proposal like this up with some sort of evidence.