Chamber etymology


English word chamber comes from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂em-, Ancient Greek (to 1453) κᾰμᾰ́ρᾱ, Ancient Greek (to 1453) καμάρα, and later Latin camur (Curved, bent, crooked.)

Etymology of chamber

Detailed word origin of chamber

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kh₂em- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
κᾰμᾰ́ρᾱ Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
καμάρα Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
*kameros Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
camur Latin (lat) Curved, bent, crooked.
camara Latin (lat)
camurum Latin (lat)
cambre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
chambre Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Room; chamber.
chamber English (en) (obsolete) To be lascivious.. In martial arts, to prepare an offensive, defensive, or counteroffensive action by drawing a limb or weapon to a position where it may be charged with kinetic energy.. To create or modify a gun to be a specific caliber.. To enclose in a room.. To place in a chamber, as a round of ammunition.. To reside in or occupy a chamber or chambers. (UK) A single law office [...]

Words with the same origin as chamber

Descendants of *kh₂em-

camp champagne

Descendants of κᾰμᾰ́ρᾱ

cam camera