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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/June

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
haereticō verb
  1. (Medieval Latin) I make (someone) heretical, I win (someone) over to heresy
  2. (New Latin) I brand (someone) as a heretic
  3. (New Latin, in passive, haereticor) I am a heretic
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Tausi m, noun
  1. (slang) A grand; 1000 units of some currency (usually Euros or Deutschmarks).
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
macana f, noun
  1. a type of long club, sometimes studded with sharp pieces of rock, used by the natives of America
  2. (Americas) baton (small club used by law enforcement)
  3. (uncountable) the wood of the peach palm
  4. (Argentina, Peru, Uruguay) an unpleasant situation
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Foreign word of the day  in Nahuatl
caltia verb
  1. (transitive) To provide with a house; to build a house for.
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
Tapio proper noun
  1. The god of forest in Finnish mythology.
  2. A male given name.
  3. (rare compared to given name) A surname​.
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
pericote m, noun
  1. a traditional dance of Asturias
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Foreign word of the day  in Indonesian
pengairan noun
  1. A profession involving making water available for agriculture by using dams, canals, etc.
  2. irrigation (act or process)
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Foreign word of the day  in Hausa
dankali m, noun
  1. a potato, especially a sweet potato
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
כְּדֵי (k'de) preposition
  1. sufficient or appropriate for, sufficiently or appropriately for
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Foreign word of the day  in Kabuverdianu
barkinu noun
  1. a goatskin made from a whole goat
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Foreign word of the day  in Rapa Nui
nau opata noun
  1. a certain palm tree or sandalwood of Easter Island, extinct since 1890
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
maqana noun
  1. club (heavy stick used as a weapon)
  2. (historical) macana (axe-like or sword-like club used by the natives of America)
  3. a person who is likely to be punished
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
falcada f, noun
  1. the amount of cereal stalks to be scythed that a person can hold with one hand
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Tschuri m, proper noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
τριβή (tribḗ) f, noun
  1. a rubbing down, wearing away, wasting
  2. practice, as opposed to theory
  3. mere practice, routine, as opposed to true art
  4. that about which one is busied, the object of care, anxiety, love (compare Latin cura)
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Foreign word of the day  in Kilivila
waga noun
  1. canoe
  2. hollowed out tree used for hull of a canoe
  3. vehicle
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
gadzinówka f, noun
  1. (historical) newspaper published in the local language that serves the interests of a foreign occupant
  2. (derogatory) tabloid that publishes mainly political propaganda
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
အငြိမ့် (a.ngrim.) noun
  1. anyeint, a form of Burmese entertainment involving singing, dancing, and comedy
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Foreign word of the day  in Tonkawa
djodjomanoˀo verb form
  1. (you several creatures) shut your eyes
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
espanyolitzar verb
  1. to hispanize, usually more related to Spain in particular than to the rest of the hispanic world
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
   
 
 
(p3t) m, noun
  1. The beginning of time, antiquity
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
precipitevolissimevolmente adverb
  1. (rare) very hastily or precipitously; as fast as possible
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Foreign word of the day  in Gamilaraay
yibatha noun
  1. A female marriage class or skin group. A yibatha can marry only a gabi; her sons will be gambu, and her daughters buuthaa.
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