hámster

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See also: hamster, Hamster, hàmster, and hâmster

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 hámsteres or hámsters)

  1. hamster