As a proper noun camas
is a town in clark county, washington, usa.
As a noun tamas is
one of the three gunas in hindu philosophy, representing things that are inert, resistant, or dark and destructive.
Perhaps from (etyl) .
* cammas, camass, quamash
Any of the North American flowering plants of the genus Camassia .
* death camas
One of the three gunas in Hindu philosophy, representing things that are inert, resistant, or dark and destructive.