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EtymologyEdit

Haplologized from Beamteter, substantivization of beamtet, past participle of beamten (to put into office), from Amt (office).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈʔamtɐ/ (Germany, most areas)
  • IPA(key): /bəˈʔamtər/ (Switzerland, some speakers of southern Germany and Austria)
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  • Hyphenation: Be‧am‧ter

NounEdit

Beamter m (genitive Beamten, plural Beamte, female Beamtin or Beamte)

  1. officer, civil servant, public servant (male or of unspecified sex)

Usage notesEdit

  • Beamter is declined like a masculine nominalized adjective. However, the now predominant feminine form is Beamtin, which is declined like a standard feminine noun. The regular feminine Beamte is also correct, though.

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NounEdit

Beamter f

  1. inflection of Beamte:
    1. strong genitive and dative singular
    2. strong genitive plural

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