Since this is the ultimate Hammock Forum...thought maybe we could include the meaning as well as what other people around the world call the Hammock.
Hammock [ˈhӕmək] noun
a long piece of netting, canvas etc hung up by the corners and used as a bed, eg in a ship
ham·mock 1 (hām'ək) Pronunciation Key
n. A hanging, easily swung length of canvas or heavy netting suspended between two trees or other supports and used as a seat or bed.
Just thought it would be fun to post the word Hammock in other languages.
Arabic: سَرير مُعَلَّق
Chinese (Simplified): 吊床
Chinese (Traditional): 吊床
Czech: visuté lůžko
Danish: køje; hængekøje
German: die Hängematte
Indonesian: buaian, tempat tidur gantung
Latvian: guļamtīkls; šūpuļtīkls
Portuguese (Brazil): rede
Portuguese (Portugal): rede de dormir
Slovak: hojdacia sieť
Slovenian: viseča mreža
Swedish: hängmatta, hängkoj
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version), © 2000-2006 K
some of them would be fairly easy to recognize but i especially liked the dutch word, hangmat.
in Pilipino, hammock is "duyan" (doo-yun).
The German doesn't really need the die. That is there to tell you that it is a single hammock (it also tells you the word is female).
In my neck of the woods, my friends have started to call it the 'monkey loft'.
Way cool info Hana, thanks for sharing. I'm with Slowhike, I like the Dutch Hangmat.
Me too ... I like the Hangmat...being that I am Dutch and North American Indian....if I had know that I may have used it instead of Hana Hanger:D