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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/April

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This is the April archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2015.

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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์ (Krung thep mahanakhon amon rattanakosin mahinthara ayuthaya mahadilok phop noppharat ratchathani burirom udomratchaniwet mahasathan amon piman awatan sathit sakkathattiya witsanukam prasit) proper noun
  1. The full, ceremonial name of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. (literally: City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra's behest)
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
meiga chuchona f, noun
  1. (Galician, Asturian and Leonese folklore) a witch who sucks people’s blood at night
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Reklamation f, noun
  1. consumer complaint, customer complaint, complaint, claim (a grievance, problem, difficulty, or concern; the act of complaining)
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Foreign word of the day  in Basque
hotz adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in French
camelot m, noun
  1. street vendor, peddler, hawker
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Foreign word of the day  in Dalmatian
rivisi̯óṅ noun
  1. dream (imaginary events seen while sleeping)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
omagen f, noun
  1. an icon (religious painting)
  2. a statue, a religious image
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Foreign word of the day  in Bashkir
Шүлгән (Šülgän) proper noun
  1. In Bashkir epic tales, a mythical ruler of the underwater world, Shulgan
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Foreign word of the day  in Basque
lodikor adjective
  1. likely or tending to become fat
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
gitta verb
  1. To bring oneself to, to care, to have strength or power enough.
  2. (slang) To leave; take off, clear out, scram.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
verraco m, noun
  1. a male, uncastrated adult pig
  2. (archaeology) a stone sculpture of a pig or other quadruped created by the pre-Roman inhabitants of Iberia, especially the Vettones
  3. (Americas) a foolish, slovenly or misbehaving person
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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
faird noun
  1. Force of movement, impetus, rush, onset.
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Foreign word of the day  in Sãotomense
kulukulu noun
  1. the smell of raw meat or fish
  2. the smell of pregnant women
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
果粉 (guǒfěn) noun
  1. (neologism, colloquial) an Apple fan; a die-hard supporter for any digital gadget produced by Apple Inc.
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
κεράτιον (kerátion) n, noun
  1. small horn
  2. (zoology) antenna of the cerambycid or of the hermit crab
  3. (in the plural) curved ends of the womb
  4. (music) a musical instrument (perhaps a fife or clarionet)
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
gatarî f, noun
  1. a multitude of cats
  2. a long miaow
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Foreign word of the day  in Principense
nwese noun
  1. half of a coconut, used to get food
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
cōzcacuāuhtli noun
  1. The king vulture, Sarcoramphus papa.
  2. The sixteenth day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, corresponding to the bald head of this bird.
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
anniskelu noun
  1. dispensing, serving (sale of alcoholic drinks for consumption at the seller's premises)
  2. (archaic) saloon, pub or other establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
rapallizzazione f, noun
  1. environmental and urban damage of a tourism region due to chaotic and uncontrolled construction
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
janeiras f pl, noun
  1. New Year's carols (traditional songs celebrating the New Year and Epiphany)
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
krewni i znajomi Królika m pers pl, noun
  1. (informal, idiomatic, humorous, derogatory) people that benefit from nepotism (literally: Rabbit’s relatives and friends)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
bacchor verb
  1. I celebrate the festival or rites of Bacchus.
  2. I revel, rave or rant like the bacchanals.
  3. I go, run or roam about in a wild, raving or furious manner.
  4. (of inanimate things) I am furious, rage with fury.
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Foreign word of the day  in Mòcheno
helb noun
  1. axehandle (the handle of an axe)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
hǫrgr m, noun
  1. (Heathenry) a sanctuary, cairn, altar
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