See also: cámel, camèl, and Camel

English Edit

Pronunciation Edit

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

Etymology 1 Edit

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).

Noun Edit

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).
  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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Descendants Edit
  • Coeur d'Alene: keemel
  • Eastern Arrernte: kamule
  • Tsonga: kamela
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Adjective Edit

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.
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Etymology 2 Edit

From Afrikaans kameel.

Noun Edit

camel (plural camels)

  1. (South Africa, obsolete) Synonym of giraffe

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Etymology Edit

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

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkamɛl/, /kaˈmɛːl/, /kaˈmæi̯l/
  • (From Central Old French) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃamɛl/, /t͡ʃaˈmɛːl/, /t͡ʃaˈmæi̯l/

Noun Edit

camel (plural cameles)

  1. camel (mammal of the genus Camelus)

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Old French Edit

Etymology Edit

See chamel.

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

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

Tocharian B Edit

Etymology Edit

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

Noun Edit

camel ?

  1. birth