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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/August

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This is the August archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2014.

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Foreign word of the day  in Middle Persian
ʾhlmn' (Ahreman) proper noun
  1. (Book Pahlavi, Zoroastrianism) Ahriman, Angra Mainyu, the Evil Spirit
    The word is traditionally written upside down.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
mežģīt verb
  1. to sprain, to twist (e.g., a joint)
  2. to entangle (ropes, threads, wires, etc.)
  3. (dialectal sense) to sew (usually a net)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
cabide de empregos m, noun
  1. an organisation that exists primarily to provide useless jobs; literally: coathanger of jobs
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
콤플렉스 (kompeullekseu) noun
  1. (to have/develop an) inferiority complex
  2. complex (psychological dislike or fear of a particular thing)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
gras n, noun
  1. grass, herbage
  2. (especially in the plural) a herb, usually with special powers
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
trullo m, noun
  1. A type of conical stone-roofed house in Apulia (especially in Alberobello)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
chiucnāuhmictlān noun
  1. The final, deepest level of the underworld.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
moros y cristianos m pl, noun
  1. a traditional festival celebrated in various cities across Spain, during which a mediaeval battle between pompously dressed Moors and Christians is simulated, ending with the Christians retaking the city
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
젓가락 (jeotgarak) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
läska c, noun
  1. (archaic) Coolness
  2. (archaic) The state of something its thirst quenched or being refreshed.
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
почему́чка (počemúčka) m anim, f anim, noun
  1. A person, often a child, who asks a lot of questions.
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
eisteddfod f, noun
  1. An eisteddfod (annual festival in which Welsh poets, dancers, and musicians compete for recognition)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
as·beir verb
  1. to say, utter
  2. to mention
  3. to speak (a language)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
mjǫt n pl, noun
  1. (poetic, plural only) the right measure
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
phở noun
  1. pho (a soup made with bánh phở noodles, usually served with beef, pork, or chicken).
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
accentor m, noun
  1. one who sings with another
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
alcazaba f, noun
  1. a Moorish fortress within or beside a walled city
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
παρέχω (parékhō) verb
  1. to hold beside, hold in readiness, to furnish, provide, supply
  2. (of natural objects) to supply, yield, produce
  3. (of incorporeal things) to afford, cause, bring, grant, give
  4. to present or offer for a purpose
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher m, noun
  1. A device used to create breaking points in egg shells in order to allow one to easily remove the top part of an egg using a knife without causing the shell to splinter
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Foreign word of the day  in French
macaron m, noun
  1. a sweet pastry made with almonds and egg white
  2. buns rolled over the ears and worn symmetrically
  3. round insignia
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
פֶּסַח (pésach) m, noun
  1. The paschal sacrificial offering.
  2. Passover (Jewish holiday)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
arrebol m, noun
  1. the reddish colour of the sky during twilight
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Foreign word of the day  in Rapa Nui
tingo verb
  1. to extract or haul as much as possible
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
solidaryca f, noun
  1. A characteristic "crowded" lettering style, usually found in red, which was used for the logo of the Solidarity trade union.
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