אוגר (מכרסם)

English translation: hamster

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Hebrew term or phrase:אוגר
English translation:hamster
Entered by: Nicola (Mr.) Nobili

10:05 Aug 26, 2006
Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science - Zoology / Hamster
Hebrew term or phrase: אוגר (מכרסם)
I know this means "hamster", but how is it transcribed? And how is it pronounced? And what does it mean exacty?

Thank you.
Nicola (Mr.) Nobili
Italy
Local time: 05:28
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Explanation:
אוגר - [o'ger], hamster
מכרסם -[ mechar'sem], rodent, gnawer

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Note added at 31 мин (2006-08-26 10:37:04 GMT)
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according to the scientific classification, אוגר belongs to Rodentia order.

also, אוגר is - Mesocricetus, type of small short-tailed rodent native to Europe and Asia (often kept as a pet)

(picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Dwarf_ham...

you can read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamster



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Smantha
Israel
Local time: 06:28
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I wholeheartedly thank you, though you made a tiny mistake: you mentioned "Mesocricetus (auratus)" but the link you mentioned shows the picture of a Russian hamster, which is a different breed.
Regards from a hamster fan.
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Explanation:
אוגר - [o'ger], hamster
מכרסם -[ mechar'sem], rodent, gnawer

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Note added at 31 мин (2006-08-26 10:37:04 GMT)
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according to the scientific classification, אוגר belongs to Rodentia order.

also, אוגר is - Mesocricetus, type of small short-tailed rodent native to Europe and Asia (often kept as a pet)

(picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Dwarf_ham...

you can read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamster





Smantha
Israel
Local time: 06:28
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in HebrewHebrew
Grading comment
I wholeheartedly thank you, though you made a tiny mistake: you mentioned "Mesocricetus (auratus)" but the link you mentioned shows the picture of a Russian hamster, which is a different breed.
Regards from a hamster fan.

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