Kamel

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kembel, kemmel, kamel, from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos), re-formed on the basis of Latin camēlus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈmeːl/
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  • Rhymes: -eːl

Noun[edit]

Kamel n (strong, genitive Kameles or Kamels, plural Kamele, feminine Kamelin)

  1. a camel
  2. (informal, dated) a stupid person

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Further reading[edit]

  • Kamel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Kamel” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Kamel” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Kamel on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de
  • Allgemeines Polyglotten-Lexicon der Natur-Geschichte mit erklärenden Anmerkungen von Philipp Andreas Nemnich, 1793, column 774ff. It mentions that the terms "Kamel" and "Dromedar" were used with different meanings. Then it states that "Dromedar" is more commonly used for the einhöckrige Kamel and suggest using "Trampelthier" for the zweihöckrige Kamel.
  • Das Kameel und das Trampelthier ["Kameel" = zweihöckriges Kamel; "Trampelthier" = einhöckriges Kamel]. In: Deutsche Dichter. Erläutert von M. W. Götzinger, 1st part, 2nd edition, 1844, page 152.