camello

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From Vulgar Latin *camēllus, from Latin camēlus (additional /l/ due to influence from the ending -ĕllus, which did not however change the stressed vowel), from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos).

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camello m (plural camellos)

  1. camel
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 5v.
      Cataró ¬ vieró vna requa de paganos de los de ẏſmael. E vinien de galaat có ſos camellos cargados de mercaduras e ẏuá a egipto
      They looked up and saw a pagan caravan, of those of Ishmael. And they were coming from Gilead with their camels loaded with goods, and they were headed to Egypt.

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  • Ladino: kameyo (Latin spelling)
  • Spanish: camello

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish camello, from Vulgar Latin *camēllus, from Latin camēlus, from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos), ultimately from Proto-Semitic *gamal-. More at camel.

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  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /kaˈmeʝo/, [kaˈme.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /kaˈmeʎo/, [kaˈme.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /kaˈmeʃo/, [kaˈme.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /kaˈmeʒo/, [kaˈme.ʒo]
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  • Noun[edit]

    camello m (plural camellos, feminine camella, feminine plural camellas)

    1. camel
      Hyponym: dromedario
    2. (informal) pusher, drug dealer
      Synonym: narcotraficante
      • 2019 March 11, “De Clint Eastwood siempre esperas más”, in El País[1]:
        Existe algún momento divertido en las aventuras de este camello tardío.
        (please add an English translation of this quote)

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