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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/February

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2015

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Turkish
gülünçleşmek verb
  1. to become funny
  2. to begin to say or do ridiculous things
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
호주머니 (hojumeoni) noun
  1. pocket; literally: foreign pouch
  2. (figuratively) one's pocket; one's own purse
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
mámoa f, noun
  1. a type of megalithic structure found in northwestern Iberia, consisting of a tomb inside a round, artificial hill
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Foreign word of the day  in Urubú-Kaapor
ka'aimbe noun
  1. a type of rough leaf used as sandpaper
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Foreign word of the day  in Kanoé
tyjtsĩkwa noun
  1. a shelter used to hide for an ambush
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
muçununga f, noun
  1. (Bahia) a type of biome characterised by sandy, humid and soft soil
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Tupi
marakaîá noun
  1. margay, and similar species, such as the oncilla and the ocelot.
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Foreign word of the day  in Nambikwara
wã³nũ³tũ̱³ka̱³txi³su² noun
  1. a people or tribe that hasn’t been seen before
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Foreign word of the day  in Guajajára
tukumàhok noun
  1. a larva that grows inside coconuts
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Stammtisch m, noun
  1. a table in a beer parlour reserved for a group of regulars taking part in social discussion and beer drinking; a "regulars' table"
  2. a group of people gathering at such a table
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Foreign word of the day  in French
feuille-morte adjective
  1. of the colour of dying leaves: russet, feuillemorte
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Foreign word of the day  in Tibetan
རྒྱ་གར (rgya gar) proper noun
  1. India (literally: the white empire)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
人心思變 verb
  1. (idiomatic) to long for change, especially a political one
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
  
 
(ˤḥˤ) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
tiera noun
  1. Snow that sticks to or flies off the hoof of a horse in the winter
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
ǣfæst adjective
  1. firm in observing the law; religious; pious
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
pumasqa adjective
  1. eaten by a mountain lion
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Foreign word of the day  in White Hmong
dab noun
  1. (evil) spirit, considered responsible for epileptic attacks among other things
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
calli noun
  1. An enclosed habitational space, a house or room.
  2. The third day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, corresponding to a one-room house.
  3. Wooden or cane tongs used to eat toasted maize.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
corōllārium n, noun
  1. Money paid for a garland of flowers.
  2. A gift, present, gratuity.
  3. (in later philosophical writing) A corollary, deduction, consequence.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
andurrial m, noun
  1. (usually in the plural) bush (remote, undeveloped area)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
στοιχεῖον (stoikheîon) n, noun
  1. the gnomon of a sundial, or its shadow
  2. the primary element of some complex phenomenon (e.g. a simple sound of a voice)
  3. (grammar) letter (component of the alphabet)
  4. (grammar) part of speech
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