BasqueEdit

 gamelu on Basque Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Basque *ganbeɫu, borrowed from Vulgar Latin *camellus, from Latin camelus, from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos), ultimately from Proto-Semitic *gamal-. Sense two is a semantical borrowing from Spanish camello.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡamelu/, [ɡa.me̞.lu]
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NounEdit

gamelu anim

  1. camel
  2. (informal) pusher

DeclensionEdit

Declension of gamelu (animate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive gamelu gamelua gameluak
ergative gameluk gameluak gameluek
dative gameluri gameluari gameluei
genitive gameluren gameluaren gameluen
comitative gamelurekin gameluarekin gameluekin
causative gamelurengatik gameluarengatik gameluengatik
benefactive gamelurentzat gameluarentzat gameluentzat
instrumental gameluz gameluaz gameluez
inessive gamelurengan gameluarengan gameluengan
locative
allative gamelurengana gameluarengana gameluengana
terminative gamelurenganaino gameluarenganaino gameluenganaino
directive gamelurenganantz gameluarenganantz gameluenganantz
destinative gamelurenganako gameluarenganako gameluenganako
ablative gamelurengandik gameluarengandik gameluengandik
partitive gamelurik
prolative gamelutzat

Further readingEdit

  • "gamelu" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • gamelu” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus