kameel

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kameel, from Middle Dutch camêel, from Latin camēlus, from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos), from a Semitic language.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈmɪə̯l/
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Noun[edit]

kameel (plural kamele)

  1. camel
  2. (obsolete) giraffe

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch camêel, from Latin camēlus, from Ancient Greek κάμηλος (kámēlos), from a Semitic language. The form kemel (with stress on the initial syllable), the earliest attested form of the word in Middle Dutch which survived into early Modern Dutch, presumably represents an earlier borrowing from Latin or Greek, with i-umlaut, as if from Proto-West Germanic *kamīl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kameel m (plural kamelen, diminutive kameeltje n)

  1. A Bactrian camel, Camelus bactrianus.
  2. A camel, animal of the genus Camelus.
    Synonym: kemel

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: kameel
    • English: camel (South Africa)
  • Negerhollands: kameel
  • Papiamentu: kamel, kameel