Cam and Isis The universities of Cambridge and Oxford; so called from the rivers on which they stand.

“May you, my Cam and Isis, preach it long,
`The right divine of kings to govern wrong.' ”
Pope: Dunciad; iv. 187.

Cama The God of love and marriage in Indian mythology.

Camacho, “richest of men,” makes grand preparations for his wedding with Quiteria, “fairest of women”; but, as the bridal party were on their way, Basilius cheats him of his bride by pretending to kill himself. As he is supposed to be dying, Quiteria is given to him in marriage as a mere matter of form; but, as soon as this is done, up jumps Basilius, and shows that his wounds were a mere pretence. (Cervantes: Don Quixote, pt. ii. bk. 2, ch. 3,4.)

Camal dolites (4 syl.). A religious order of great rigidity of life, founded in the vale of Camaldoli, in the Tuscan Apennines, by St. Romuald, a Benedictine. (Eleventh century.)

Camaralzaman (Prince) fell in love with Badoura, Princess of China, the moment he saw her. (Arabian Nights Prince Camaralzaman.)

Camarilla (Spanish). A clique; the confidants or private advisers of the sovereign. It literally means a small private chamber, and is in Spain applied to the room in which boys are flogged.

“Encircled with a dangerous camarilla.” - The Times.
Camarina Ne moveas Camarinam (Don't meddle with Camarina). Camarina was a lake in Sicily, which, in time of drought, yielded a pestilential stench. The inhabitants consulted an oracle about draining it, and Apollo replied, “Don't meddle with it.” Nevertheless, they drained it, and ere long an enemy marched an army over the bed of the lake and plundered the city. The proverb is applied to those who remove one evil, but thus give place to a greater. The Channel may be an evil to those who suffer sea-sickness, but it is a million times better to endure this evil than to make it a high road to invaders. The application is very extensive, as: Don't kill the small birds, or you will be devoured by insects. One pest is a safeguard against a greater one.
    A similar Latin phrase is Anagyrin movëre.

“When the laird of Ellangowan drove the gipsies from the neighbourhood, though they had been allowed to remain there undisturbed hitherto, Dominie Sampson warned him of the danger by quoting the proverb. `Ne moveas Camarinam.' ” - Sir IV. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. vii.
Cambalo's Ring Given him by his sister Canacë. It had the virtue of healing wounds. (See Cambel .) (Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk. iv.)

“Well mote ye wonder how that noble knight,
After he had so often wounded been,
Could stand on foot now to renew the fight ...
All was through virtue of the ring he wore:
The which, not only did not from him let
One drop of blood to fall, but did restore
His weakened powers, and dulled spirits
whet.” Spenser: Faërie Queene, iv. 3.
Cambel Called by Chaucer, Cambalo; brother of Canacë, a female paragon. He challenged every suitor to his sister's hand, and overthrew all except Triamond, who married the lady. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, book iv.) (See Canace .)

Camber Second son of King Brute, to whom Wales was left, whence its name of Cambria. (British fable.)

Cambria The ancient name of Wales, the land of the Cimbri or Cymry.

“Cambria's fatal day.”
Gray: Bard.
Cambrian Pertaining to Wales; Welsh. (See above.)

“The Cambrian mountains, like far clouds,
That skirt the blue horizon, dusky rise.”
Thomson: Spring, 961- 62.
Cambrian Series (in geology). The earliest fossiliferous rocks in North Wales. So named by Professor Sedgwick.

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