camel

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See also: camèl and camęl

English[edit]

A camel (Camelus bactrianus)
Camels convoy in Jordan Rift Valley
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, via Old Northern French camel (Old French chamel, modern chameau), from Latin camēlus, from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos), from Proto-Semitic *gamal-; compare Arabic جمل (jámal) and Hebrew גמל (gamál).

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camel (plural camels)

  1. A beast of burden, much used in desert areas, of the genus Camelus.
  2. A light brownish color, tan.
  3. Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of a another vessel, and then emptied to reduce the draught of the ship in the middle.

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  • (mammal): oont (India)

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Old French[edit]

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Latin camēlus

Noun[edit]

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

  1. camel

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camel

  1. birth