Origin of English word HAMSTER

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English Word

HAMSTER

Edenic Word

[K]HaMa$

Hebrew Word

חמס

Transliteration

Het-Mem-Samekh

Pronounciation

HUM-US

Conversion

[HMS]

Roots

HAMSTER is a German word, deriving from Old High German hamustro. T he German verb hamstern  means "to hoard"; similar verbs are found in various related languages (Dutch hamsteren, and Swedish hamstra).

The language of Adam offers us   חמסן [K]HaM$ahN (plunderer), from חמס [K]HaMah$ (plunder, "injustice" or "crime" in Genesis6:11). Cute as they are, these ratlike raiders are distinguished by their capacity to carry off large cheekfuls of stolen grain.  Harkavy translates Amos 3:10 as those who “store up ill-gotten wealth.”


Branches

Dutch hamsteren and Swedish hamstra support the concept of HAMSTER as plunderer,.

Destruction, rather than mere robbery, is the implication of  חמס [K]HaMa$  in Proverbs8:36. “Destruction” is the definition of Japanese hametsu.

Het-Mem/ [K]H-M reinforcements for the stealing of these varmints include [K] HaMahD (to covet, desire) and especially [K]HaMOATS (brigand).

If other characteristic activities went into the name, חמס   [K]HeeMai$ is to scratch.





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