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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *kām- / -ē-
Meaning: to long for, to wish
Tokharian: ? B kāñm- 'to play' (Adams 150)
Old Indian: kā́ma- m. `wish, desire, love'; kāmayati, pqpf. med. cakamāná- `to wish, desire, love'; kamara- `desirous, lustrous' (L.), kamana- id.
Avestan: kāma- m. `Verlangen, Wunsch'
Other Iranian: OPers kāma- m. `Verlangen, Wunsch'
Baltic: *kā̂m-ē̂- (1) vb., *kam-ar-ā̂ f.
Germanic: *xēm-id-ō- vb., *xēm-ia- vb.
Russ. meaning: стремиться, желать
References: WP I 325 f

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