hamlet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hamlet, hamelet, a borrowing from Old French hamelet, diminutive of Old French hamel, in turn diminutive of Old French ham, of Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (whence English home).

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hamlet (plural hamlets)

  1. A small village or a group of houses.
    Synonym: thorp
  2. (Britain) A village that does not have its own church.
  3. Any of the fish of the genus Hypoplectrus in the family Serranidae.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ham (skin) +‎ let (colour).

Noun[edit]

hamlet m (definite singular hamleten, indefinite plural hamleter, definite plural hamletene)

  1. skin colour, complexion
    Synonym: hudfarge
    Han var mørk i hamleten.His skin colour was dark.

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Etymology[edit]

From ham (skin) +‎ let (colour).

Noun[edit]

hamlet m (definite singular hamleten, indefinite plural hamleter or hamletar, definite plural hamletene or hamletane)

  1. skin colour, complexion

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