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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/November

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2015

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
बनाना (banānā) verb
  1. to make; to build, to construct
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Focus week: false friends.

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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
greet verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
granni m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
orca noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
I pronoun
  1. (personal) you, you all (second person plural)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
我們 (wǒmen) pronoun
  1. (Beginning Mandarin) we; us
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
brat m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
piropo m, noun
  1. pyrope; garnet (a type of red rock)
  2. (colloquial) compliment, flattering comment
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
е̏кс (ȅks) adverb
  1. (usually with the preposition на, as in на екс) in one gulp, bottoms up
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ξύλον (xúlon) n, noun
  1. (mostly in plural) cut wood, timber
  2. piece of wood, log, beam, post
  3. cudgel, club, stick
  4. an instrument of punishment: wooden collar, stocks, gallows, stake
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Foreign word of the day  in Scottish Gaelic
caol m, noun
  1. strait, narrows, firth, kyle
  2. The narrow part of anything.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
fensterln verb
  1. (southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) to visit a girl who is the object of one's affections at night, either by coming to her window or by climbing through it into her room
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
maresia f, noun
  1. the characteristic smell of the sea
  2. corrosive saltwater droplets in the air
  3. swell (a long series of ocean waves)
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ชักดาบ (chák-dàap) verb
  1. (colloquial) to refuse or intentionally fail to make a payment when required to pay (literally: to draw out a sword).
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
borina f, noun
  1. merrymaking; party (joyful celebration)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
smeraldino adjective
  1. (archaic) made out of emerald
  2. (dated) emerald green; emerald-like in colour
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
مِصْبَاح (miṣbāḥ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Spanish
manziella f, noun
  1. A spot or blemish on the body, especially the eyes.
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
کابل (Kâbël) proper noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܐܪܙܐ (rāz) m, noun
  1. secret, mystery
  2. anything having a secret or mystical meaning; type, figure, sign, symbol, likeness
  3. allegory
  4. agreement, council
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
 
 
 
(dbn) m, noun
  1. the metal counterweight in balance scales
  2. a deben, a measure of weight equivalent to 91 grams.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
glossa f, noun
  1. an obsolete, foreign, rare, or otherwise obscure or difficult term that requires explanation
  2. (Late Latin) an explanation or interpretation of such a word
  3. (Medieval Latin) an explanation added to a passage of text, a gloss
  4. (in the plural, as glossae) a term applied to collections of such words with explanations, a glossary
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Foreign word of the day  in Coptic
ⲕⲏⲙⲉ (kēme) m, proper noun
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