Lexeme – Details – PItal. *kampo- 'field'

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PItal. *kampo- 'field'
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IPA
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Note
Lat. campus m. ‘flat land, field’ < PItal. *kampo- 'field' (MDV); no further IE etymology is proposed: “Latin ca- is difficult to explain; for the Greek forms, Beekes arrives at the conclusion that these words come from a substratum language. This could well be a European substratum word from agricultural terminology” (MDV). MDV lists a number of possible IE cognates that seem to have nothing in common semantically with Lat. campus: Gr. κάμπτω v. 'to bend, curve', καμπή 'bow, curvature', Lith. kam̃pas 'corner', kum̃pti v. 'to bend (intr.)', kum̃pas 'curved', OCS. kǫtъ 'corner' [m.] (< *komp-to-?), Go. hamfs 'mutilated, lame', OHG. hamf.
Michiel de Vaan. "campus" in: Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. September 2, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=12858 >

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Sources

Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
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AKW1

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