hámster

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

hámster m (plural hámsteres)

  1. hamster

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

hámster m (plural hámsteres or hámsters)

  1. (uncommon) Alternative form of hamster.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hamster, from German Hamster, from Old High German hamustra (field-mouse), from Old Church Slavonic хомѣсторъ (chomĕstorŭ), a tautological hybrid of the Proto-Slavic roots *xoměkъ (compare Russian хомяк (xomják, hamster)) and *storъ (compare Lithuanian stãras (hamster)).

An alternative etymology traces Old High German hamustra, hamustro to Proto-Germanic *hamustrōn (hamster), from Proto-Indo-European *kam- (a kind of rodent), making it cognate to the Old Church Slavonic word, and to Lithuanian kãmas (rodent, rat). Akin to Old Saxon hamustra (hamster).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxamster/, /ˈamster/

Noun[edit]

hámster m (plural hámster)

  1. hamster