See also: cámel, camèl, and Camel

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæməl/
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  • Rhymes: -æməl
  • Hyphenation: ca‧mel

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English camel, through Old English camel and Old Northern French camel (Old French chamel, modern French chameau), from Latin camēlus, from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos), from a Semitic source, ultimately from Proto-Semitic *gamal-; compare Arabic جَمَل(jamal), Hebrew גמל(gamál) and Aramaic ܓܡܠܐ(gamlā)

NounEdit

camel (plural camels)

  1. A beast of burden, much used in desert areas, of the genus Camelus.
    Synonym: (India (Anglo-Indian), Australia, colloquial) oont
  2. A light brownish color, like that of a camel (also called camel brown).
    camel:  
  3. Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of another vessel, and then emptied to reduce the draught of the ship in the middle.
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  • Coeur d'Alene: keemel
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AdjectiveEdit

camel (not comparable)

  1. Of a light brown color like that of a camel.
    • 1999, New Woman, volume 29, page 212:
      [] try to select accessories that are in the same color family as your coat," says millinery designer Patricia Underwood. To pick up the weave of a brown tweed jacket, for instance, choose a camel hat and black gloves.

Etymology 2Edit

From Afrikaans kameel

NounEdit

camel (plural camels)

  1. (South Africa, obsolete) Synonym of giraffe

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Northern French camel, cameil, from Latin camēlus. Some forms are from or influenced by Old French chamel, chamoil.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkamɛl/, /kamˈɛːl/, /kamˈɛi̯l/
  • (From Central Old French) IPA(key): /ˈtʃamɛl/, /tʃamˈɛːl/, /tʃamˈɛi̯l/

NounEdit

camel (plural cameles)

  1. camel (mammal of the genus Camelus)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

See chamel.

NounEdit

camel m (oblique plural cameus, nominative singular cameus, nominative plural camel)

  1. (Old Northern French, Anglo-Norman) camel

Tocharian BEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Compare Tocharian A cmol.

NounEdit

camel ?

  1. birth