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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *kam-
Meaning: crooked
Old Indian: kmarati 'to be crooked' (D.)
Avestan: kamarā 'Gürtel'
Latin: camur(us), -a, -um, dial. camerus 'gekrümmt, gewölbt'
Celtic: OIr camm 'krumm'
Russ. meaning: кривой
References: Fraenkel 310
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 831
Root: kam-er-
English meaning: to bend, curve
German meaning: `wölben, biegen'
Material: Ai. kmárati (nur Dhātup.) `ist krumm';

    av. kamarā f. `Gürtel' (und `*Gewölbe');

    gr. κμέλεθρον `Stubendecke, Dach, Haus' (wohl dissim. aus *κμερεθρον), καμάρα `Gewölbe, Himmelbett; bedeckter Wagen' (zu Solmsens BPhW. 1906, 852 f. Annahme karischer Herkunft, κάμαρα λέγεται τὰ ἀσφαλη̃, s. Boisacq 402 Anm.; lat. Lw. camera, camara `gewölbte Decke, Zimmerwölbung'); allenfalls κάμῑνος `Ofen' (freilich Kulturwort, das gewandert sein könnte);

    lat. camur(us), -a, -um `gewölbt, gekrümmt' (dial.), echt lat. camerus.

References: WP. I 349 f., WH. I 146 f., 149 f., 306, Feist 6, 256;
See also: s. auch kam-p-.
Pages: 524-525
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