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  1. Obsolete form of camis.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.



Origin uncertain.



camus m (feminine singular camuse, masculine plural camus, feminine plural camuses)

  1. flat-nosed

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Likely derived from Ancient Greek κημός (kēmós, muzzle, nose-bag; face-mask; necklace).


cāmus m (genitive cāmī); second declension

  1. A kind of collar for the neck; necklace (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  2. (Late Latin) collar, muzzle (as for a horse)
  3. (New Latin) neck of an animal
    • 2003 (from English, 1998), Johanna Rowling, tr. Petrus Needham, Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis Chapter 9, (much of this passage missing from the most readily available French translation)
      tempus erat cenae. Harrius modo Ronaldo dixerat quid accidisset cum a campis cum Professore McGonagall discessisset. Ronaldus frustum crustuli camis-bovillae-et-renium ad os admoverat, sed id omnino oblitus erat.
      It was time for dinner. Harrius had just told Ronaldus what happened on the fields with Schoolmistress McGonagall and what she had said. Ronaldus had brought a bit of beef-neck and kidney pastry to his mouth, but he had forgotten about it entirely.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cāmus cāmī
genitive cāmī cāmōrum
dative cāmō cāmīs
accusative cāmum cāmōs
ablative cāmō cāmīs
vocative cāme cāmī


  • camus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • camus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • camus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • camus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • camus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin