kamp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spelling variant of camp (homosexual). Spelling with k based erroneously on the false acronym K(nown) A(s) M(ale) P(rostitute).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kamp (not comparable)

  1. (Australia, of males) homosexual
  2. (New Zealand, historical) lesbian (in Maori communities)
    • 1990, Julia Penelope, ‎Sarah Valentine, Finding the Lesbians: Personal Accounts from Around the World (page 74)
      Finally we found the Western Park, a scungy unpopular pub then, which agreed to allow kamp girls to drink there.
    • 1992, Stephan Likosky, Coming Out (page 264)
      It was 1961 and the kamp girls' scene had grown larger. Many Maori had begun moving to the cities, and among them were not only many more Maori drag queens but also Maori kamp girls.

Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch kamp, from Middle French camp, from Latin campus (open space; field).

Noun[edit]

kamp (plural kampe)

  1. camp

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch kampen, from Middle Dutch kempen.

Verb[edit]

kamp (present kamp, present participle kampende, past participle gekamp)

  1. (intransitive) to suffer (from a problem), to deal with

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kamp c (singular definite kampen, plural indefinite kampe)

  1. battle, struggle (violent)
    i kampens hede
    in the heat of battle
  2. endeavour, struggle (non-violent)
    Vi støtter deres kamp for lige rettigheder.
    We support their struggle for equal rights.
  3. game, match (of e.g. ball games)
    De har ikke vundet en kamp siden 2003.
    They haven't won a match since 2003.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French camp, from Latin campus (open space; field).

Noun[edit]

kamp n (plural kampen, diminutive kampje n)

  1. camp
  2. a political or social fraction or group
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: kamp
  • Indonesian: kamp
  • Petjo: kamp
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch camp, Old Dutch kamp, derived in turn from Latin campus (field). The term was borrowed in Roman times and acquired various connotations in different places.

Noun[edit]

kamp m (plural kampen, diminutive kampje n)

  1. field

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch camp, from Latin campus (open space; battlefield).

Noun[edit]

kamp m (plural kampen, diminutive kampje n)

  1. battle, fight
  2. tournament, competition
Usage notes[edit]

In the Netherlands kamp is seldom used as a word to describe a battle, gevecht is more common. However, in Flanders this usage is not uncommon.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

kamp

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kampen
  2. imperative of kampen

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kamp

  1. indefinite accusative singular of kampur

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kamp, from Middle French camp, from Latin campus (open space; field). Doublet of kampus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkamp]
  • Hyphenation: kamp

Noun[edit]

kamp (first-person possessive kampku, second-person possessive kampmu, third-person possessive kampnya)

  1. camp, an outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures.
    Synonym: barak

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kem (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin campus, via Middle Low German kamp

Noun[edit]

kamp m (definite singular kampen, indefinite plural kamper, definite plural kampene)

  1. a fight
  2. a battle
    en juridisk kamp - a legal battle
  3. (sports) a match (boxing match, football match etc.)
  4. a broad or round mountaintop
  5. a boulder

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin campus, via Middle Low German kamp

Noun[edit]

kamp m (definite singular kampen, indefinite plural kampar, definite plural kampane)

  1. a fight
  2. a battle
  3. (sports) a match (as above)
  4. a broad or round mountaintop
  5. a boulder

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Low German kempe, from Middle Low German kamp, from Latin campus (battlefield).

Noun[edit]

kamp c

  1. a fight, a struggle
  2. a fight, a battle
  3. a match; a competition between two participants or two participating teams
Declension[edit]
Declension of kamp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kamp kampen kamper kamperna
Genitive kamps kampens kampers kampernas
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

kamp c

  1. old horse, nag (Can we add an example for this sense?)
Declension[edit]
Declension of kamp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kamp kampen kampar kamparna
Genitive kamps kampens kampars kamparnas