hamsteren

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hamsteren

  1. definite singular of hamster

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1916 or 1917. Borrowed from German hamstern, inspired by the way hamsters use their cheek pouches to keep food for later use. Older dictionaries tend to stress the secrecy or illegality of the act. Equivalent to hamster +‎ -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɑm.stə.rə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ham‧ste‧ren

Verb[edit]

hamsteren

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to hoard (e.g. food, supplies), typically for emergencies
    Italianen hamsteren pasta, Nederlanders wiet en Amerikanen machinegeweren.
    Italians hoard pasta, Dutch people [hoard] weed and Americans [hoard] machine guns.
    De winkel is vol hamsterende bejaarden.
    The shop is full of hoarding elderly people.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of hamsteren (weak)
infinitive hamsteren
past singular hamsterde
past participle gehamsterd
infinitive hamsteren
gerund hamsteren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular hamster hamsterde
2nd person sing. (jij) hamstert hamsterde
2nd person sing. (u) hamstert hamsterde
2nd person sing. (gij) hamstert hamsterde
3rd person singular hamstert hamsterde
plural hamsteren hamsterden
subjunctive sing.1 hamstere hamsterde
subjunctive plur.1 hamsteren hamsterden
imperative sing. hamster
imperative plur.1 hamstert
participles hamsterend gehamsterd
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]


Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German hamstern.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hamsteren (third-person singular present hamstert, past participle gehamstert, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to hoard

Conjugation[edit]

Regular
infinitive hamsteren
participle gehamstert
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular hamsteren
2nd singular hamsters hamster
3rd singular hamstert
1st plural hamsteren
2nd plural hamstert hamstert
3rd plural hamsteren
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

hamsteren m

  1. definite singular of hamster

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

hamsteren m

  1. definite singular of hamster