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From Gaulish camisia, perhaps originally loaned from a Germanic language, given Proto-Germanic *hamiþiją (clothes, shirt, skirt), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱam- (cover, clothes).

Possibly cognate with Old High German hemidi (shirt) (German Hemd), Old English hemeþe (shirt), ham (undergarment), hama (covering, dress, garment). More at hame.


camisia f (genitive camisiae); first declension

  1. shirt
  2. nightgown
  3. alb


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative camisia camisiae
Genitive camisiae camisiārum
Dative camisiae camisiīs
Accusative camisiam camisiās
Ablative camisiā camisiīs
Vocative camisia camisiae



  • camisia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • camisia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • camisia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • camisia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin