See also: Camelus

Latin edit

Camelus bactrianus

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos, camel), from a Semitic language; compare Arabic جَمَل(jamal) and Hebrew גָּמָל(gamál).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

camēlus m (genitive camēlī, feminine camēla); second declension

  1. A camel

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative camēlus camēlī
Genitive camēlī camēlōrum
Dative camēlō camēlīs
Accusative camēlum camēlōs
Ablative camēlō camēlīs
Vocative camēle camēlī

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Middle Dutch: kemel, cameel
  • Old Norse: kamell

From Vulgar Latin *camellus

References edit

  • camelus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • camelus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • camelus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • camelus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette