Origin of English word CAMERA

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English Word

CAMERA

Edenic Word

QahMahR

Hebrew Word

קמר

Transliteration

Koof-Mem-Resh

Pronounciation

come-ARE

Conversion

[ QMR]

Roots

From Greek Kamara (a vault), a CAMERA is named for the vaulted CHAMBER of its construction. The primary definition is a private office or small room, not a photographic device.

In Arabic and Turkish qamera is a cabin, and qamar is the crescent moon. קמר   QaMaR is to vault or arch;  QeeMOOR is a semi-circle; and    קמור QaMOOR is bowed or convex. The sub-root Koof-Mem is seen in    קם   QooM,  meaning "rise up" (Genesis23:7). Extending this gets   מקן

ם MaQOAM, close to our vaulted chamber.    חמר K[H]eMeR is a heap (Exodus 8:10).   עמר GHaMaR is to heap (Harkavy).

A vaulted guttural-nasal-liquid in zoology is the humpbacked   גמל   GaMaL (camel – also guttural-nasal-liquid).


Branches

The Indo-European “root” kamer (to bend; a vault) is the given etymon for the following derivatives: CAMARILLA, CAMBER, BICAMERAL, CABARET, CAMERA, CHAMBER, COMRADE, CUMMERBUND and HEAVEN. HEAVEN is closer to  [K]HooPaH (canopy).

See CAMEL for several Hebrew terms of vaulted, piled up, humpy things. Pile on the term GHaMeeYR (sheaf -- but more like haystack in Amos2:13) and one sees why ACCUMU­LATE, CUMULUS and CYME are related.

The R and M appear reversed in the Welsh word crom (bent). A CROMLECH is a circular, prehistoric tomb. While QOOM is to rise; to rise up in Thai is keun.

See ACME.


Related Words

KYPHOS



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