camello

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Old Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *camellus, from Latin camelus (influenced by the suffix -ellus, which did not change into the usual -iellus in this case), from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos).

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Noun[edit]

camello m (plural camellos)

  1. camel
    • c. 1200, Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 3r. a.
      Tomo eleazar. x. camellos. / de la meioria de ſo ſénor. efue / arrama araim cibdat de na / cor.
      Eliezer took ten of his master's best camels and made for Aram-Naharaim to the city of Nahor.
    • Idem, f. 5v. b.
      E vinien de galaat / có ſos camellos cargados de / mercaduras e ẏuá a egipto
      And they came from Gilead with their camels bearing merchandise, and they were headed for Egypt.

Descendants[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • 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]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. camel
    Hyponym: dromedario
  2. (informal) pusher, drug dealer
    • 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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