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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/January

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
朝朝暮暮 (zhāozhāomùmù) idiom
  1. from dawn to dusk; all the time, or a short period of time
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀνάγω (anágō) verb
  1. to lead up from a lower place to a higher
  2. to lead up to the high sea, to take to sea, carry by sea
  3. to take up from the coast into the interior, especially from Asia Minor into Central Asia
  4. to bring up, especially from the dead
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
erque m, noun
  1. (music) a type of long horn used in northwestern Argentina
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܫܪܒܐ (šrb, šwrbˀ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
esmorgueiro m, noun
  1. carouser; reveller (someone who engages in a noisy or drunken social gathering)
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Foreign word of the day  in Principense
gbungbun noun
  1. cartilage of sharks or rays
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
cipactli noun
  1. An unspecified, mythological reptilian animal; akin to an alligator or caiman.
  2. The first day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, corresponding to the disembodied head of this animal.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Neidbau m, noun
  1. a structure built primarily to harass or harm a neighbour (which is therefore generally illegal to construct)
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
엉덩방아 (eongdeongbang-a) noun
  1. a fall on one's backside; a pratfall
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
etruscheria f, noun
  1. A fascination with Etruscan culture
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
bandîga f, noun
  1. a convivial worker’s meal eaten after work
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
tiếng Mỹ noun
  1. (chiefly US) English (the English language)
  2. American English
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
shullpinay verb
  1. to remove hangnails
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
endomingado adjective
  1. dressed in one’s Sunday best
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
十動然拒 (shídòngránjù) idiom
  1. (neologism, humorous) (the girl was) immensely moved (by the guy's confession of love), but (she) still rejected (him anyway)
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
ayalga f, noun
  1. a hidden treasure
  2. (Asturian mythology) a nymph who guards underwater treasures
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Foreign word of the day  in Sãotomense
tchiloli noun
  1. a traditional cultural performance of São Tomé and Príncipe, consisting of the theatrical recreation of the mediaeval conflict between the court of Charlemagne and the court of the Marquess of Mantua
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
θύρσος (thúrsos) m, noun
  1. a wand wreathed in ivy and vine-leaves with a pine-cone at the top, carried by the devotees of Dionysus
  2. the devotees themselves
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Wampe f, noun
  1. dewlap, hanging skin with animals, especially cattle
  2. (colloquial) potbelly, paunch
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
maður er manns gaman proverb
  1. Men enjoy the company of other men. (literally: man is man's joy)
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
ploure a bots i barrals verb
  1. to rain very heavily, to rain cats and dogs (literally "to rain bota bags and barrels")
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
água mole em pedra dura tanto bate até que fura proverb
  1. If you insist in doing something long enough, the desired effect will be achieved. (literally: soft water on hard rock hits it until it is bored)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
het warm water uitvinden verb
  1. (idiomatic) to (re)discover common knowledge, or present it as though one had discovered it (literally: to invent warm/hot water)
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
méi una viżégglia che una quaraiṡma proverb
  1. a little effort today is better than a great effort tomorrow (literally: a vigil is better than a Lent)
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
gå som katten kring het gröt verb
  1. (idiomatic) To avoid speaking or acting directly about something; to beat around the bush; to pussyfoot. (literally: to walk like the cat around hot porridge)
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
lać wodę verb
  1. (colloquial, idiomatic) to waffle; to speak or write in an overly verbose and evasive manner, especially to conceal a lack of substance (literally: to pour water)
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
녹다 (nokda) verb
  1. to melt; to dissolve
  2. to warm up, to get warm; to have bitter experiences, to have a bad time
  3. to be captivated, to be infatuated with
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܟܠܒܐ (kallāḇ, kallāḇā) m, noun
  1. dog keeper, dog trainer; one who hunts with dogs
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Foreign word of the day  in French
dragée f, noun
  1. a sweet with almond filling
  2. a dragée, a sugar-coated pill
  3. (slang) a bullet
Paris:
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