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Etymology of the English word camera

the English word camera
derived from the Late Latin word camera (camera; room, vault, vaulted)
derived from the Greek word kamara, καμάρα

Date

The earliest known usage of camera in English dates from the 18th century.

Derivations in English

camcorder, cameraman, stereocamera, telecamera, minicam, webcam

Cognates

Dutch camera, French caméra, German Kamera, Norwegian kamera, Spanish cámara, Swedish kamera

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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