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EnglishEdit

 
a dwarf hamster

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Hamster, from Middle High German hamster, from Old High German hamastra, hamustro (compare Old Saxon hamustra (agricultural pest)), probably from Old East Slavic хомѣсторъ (xoměstorŭ), хомѣстаръ (xoměstarŭ), compound of (1) хомѣкъ (xoměkŭ, hamster) (compare Russian хомя́к (xomják), Polish chomik), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *kāmjas (compare Latvian kāmis (hamster), Lithuanian kãmas (rat),[1] and of (2) Baltic *staras (compare Lithuanian stãras (ground squirrel).[2][3] Alternatively, a borrowing into Slavic from Iranian, compare Avestan 𐬵𐬀𐬨𐬀𐬉𐬯𐬙𐬀𐬭- (hamaēstar-, who throws down (in this case: corn stalks), oppresses).[4] Displaced earlier term German rat.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhæm(p)stɚ/
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NounEdit

hamster (plural hamsters)

  1. Any of various Old-World rodent species belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.
    1. especially, the golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, and the dwarf hamsters of genus Phodopus, often kept as a pets and used in scientific research.
    It is the cutest sight to see a hamster stuff his puffy cheeks with food; where is it going to store it?
  2. Other rodents of similar appearance, such as the maned hamster or crested hamster, Lophiomys imhausi, mouse-like hamsters of genus Calomyscus, and the white-tailed rat (Mystromys albicaudatus).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ernst Fraenkel, Litauisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, I-II (Heidelberg-Göttingen: Carl Winter and Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1962-1965), 212.
  2. ^ Wolfgang Pfeifer, ed., Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen, s.v. “Hamster” (Munich: Deutscher Taschenbucher Vertrag, 2005).
  3. ^ C.T. Onions, ed., Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, s.v. “hamster” (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996), 425.
  4. ^ "Hamster" in: Wolfgang Pfeifer (ed.), Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen (2nd ed. 1993).

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hamster m (plural hamsters, diminutive hamstertje n)

  1. hamster

VerbEdit

hamster

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hamsteren
  2. imperative of hamsteren

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hamster m (plural hamsters)

  1. hamster

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

hamster

  1. Imperative singular of hamstern.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From German Hamster

NounEdit

hamster m (definite singular hamsteren, indefinite plural hamstere or hamstre or hamstrer, definite plural hamsterne or hamstrene)

  1. a hamster

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From German Hamster

NounEdit

hamster m (definite singular hamsteren, indefinite plural hamsterar, definite plural hamsterane)

  1. a hamster

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PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

hamster m (plural hamsters or hamsteres (rare))

  1. hamster (small, short-tailed European rodent)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English hamster.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hamster m (plural hamsteri)

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

hamster c

  1. a hamster

DeclensionEdit

Declension of hamster 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hamster hamstern hamstrar hamstrarna
Genitive hamsters hamsterns hamstrars hamstrarnas

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English hamster.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [hamsteɾ]
  • Hyphenation: hams‧ter

NounEdit

hamster (definite accusative hamsteri, plural hamsterler)

  1. (zoology, mammals, rodents) hamster

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative hamster
Definite accusative hamsteri
Singular Plural
Nominative hamster hamsterler
Definite accusative hamsteri hamsterleri
Dative hamstere hamsterlere
Locative hamsterde hamsterlerde
Ablative hamsterden hamsterlerden
Genitive hamsterin hamsterlerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular hamsterim hamsterlerim
2nd singular hamsterin hamsterlerin
3rd singular hamsteri hamsterleri
1st plural hamsterimiz hamsterlerimiz
2nd plural hamsteriniz hamsterleriniz
3rd plural hamsterleri hamsterleri