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]

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, may represent a direct borrowing from a Semitic language dating back to the Crusades.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaːˈmeːl/
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  • Hyphenation: ka‧meel
  • Rhymes: -eːl

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: kameel
    • English: camel (South Africa)