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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/May

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
wyzysk m inan, noun
  1. (derogatory) exploitation; denial of the fruits of labor from the laborers; wage slavery
  2. (law) economic duress; exploitation of someone's poor financial situation to force them into a disadvantageous contract
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Foreign word of the day  in Fiji Hindi
baakas noun
  1. box; a rectangular container, used for storing things, usually having a lid.
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Foreign word of the day  in Bella Coola
xłp̓x̣ʷłtłpłłskʷc̓ phrase
  1. he had had in his possession a bunchberry plant
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Litfaßsäule f, noun
  1. Morris column (column or pillar used to display posters, advertising, etc.); named after German printer and publisher Ernst Litfaß
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
barros luco m, noun
  1. (Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru) a sandwich made with grilled steak and melted cheese; named after Chilean president Ramón Barros Luco
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
santmigalada f, noun
  1. autumn (season of the year); named after Saint Michael
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Foreign word of the day  in French
bernard-l'ermite m, noun
  1. hermit crab; probably named after French abbot Bernard of Clairvaux
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
sławojka f, noun
  1. outhouse; named after Polish prime minister Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
carrasco m, noun
  1. executioner (person who carries out a capital punishment); after Portuguese executioner Belchior Nunes Carrasco
  2. (figuratively) a cruel person
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
mongolfiera f, noun
  1. hot-air balloon, balloon; named after the Montgolfier brothers, French inventors
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
閉門造車 (bìménzàojū, bìménzàochē) verb
  1. to do something irrespective of external circumstances; to operate in a vacuum
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
Qoa proper noun
  1. (mythology) a giant cat who lives in the springs of the High Andes and is said to produce rain and hail
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Foreign word of the day  in Abau
ruw noun
  1. a cassowary bone
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
combibō m, noun
  1. a companion in drinking, a fellow tippler, a pot-companion, a drinking buddy
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
cono de violación m, noun
  1. (archaeology) a hole opened by grave robbers on burial mounds
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Foreign word of the day  in Sãotomense
bobô verb
  1. to carry a child on one’s back
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
ṡbaldarî f, noun
  1. a low-quality, nearly inedible fruit
  2. a mixture of fruits and sweets for children
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
زباتل (zbâtal) verb
  1. (transitive) to remind someone of the favour you have done for them
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
āngenga m, noun
  1. (poetic) lone traveller, solitary walker
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Foreign word of the day  in Adyghe
абас (ābās) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
teōpan noun
  1. A temple, a shrine dedicated to any of multiple Aztec deities.
  2. (Christianity) A Roman Catholic place of worship; a church.
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Foreign word of the day  in Basque
baserritartu verb
  1. to become or turn someone into a peasant
  2. to make or become rural
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܢܓܘܕܐ (nḡūḏ, nḡūḏā) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle Welsh
ar ardelw preposition
  1. under the care of, in the charge of
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Foreign word of the day  in Principense
rara verb
  1. to put a leaf over a fire so it becomes more flexible
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
afl m, noun
  1. a hearth (especially of a forge)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ῥήγνυμι (rhḗgnumi) verb
  1. (transitive) I break asunder, tear, rend, shatter
  2. I break through a line or body of men
  3. (post-Homeric) I break into speech, speak out
  4. I burst into tears
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
  
 
  
(jnpw) m, noun
  1. prince, princess, child of a Pharaoh
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