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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/September

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2015

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
φιλοσοφία (philosophía) f, noun
  1. love of knowledge, pursuit of knowledge
  2. the study, investigation of a topic
  3. philosophy
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
ÔBACE pronoun
  1. Initialism of ông bà anh chị em.
  2. (Christianity) Placeholder for any of the pronouns ông, , anh, chị, or em, to be used as appropriate.
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Foreign word of the day  in Basque
zaltu noun
  1. a grove where cattle rest or forage
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
tertulia f, noun
  1. a regular social gathering, a circle
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
šišmiš m, noun
  1. bat (small flying mammal)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
subdūcō verb
  1. I draw from under or below; draw, lift or pull up, raise.
  2. (nautical) I draw or haul up onto land, beach.
  3. I draw, take or lead away, carry off, withdraw, remove, subtract, reduce
  4. I rescue.
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Spanish
orebze m, noun
  1. A jeweler who works with gold and silver; a goldsmith or silversmith.
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
троепе́рстие (trojepérstije) n inan, noun
  1. (religion) A sign of the cross made with three fingers.
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Foreign word of the day  in French
incruster verb
  1. to embed, to inlay
  2. (reflexive, informal) to gatecrash, to stay (for a long time), to overstay
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
teitu m, noun
  1. teito (round stone dwelling with straw or broom roof)
  2. roof
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
datlí adjective
  1. of or belonging to a woodpecker
  2. having a similar characteristics as a woodpecker
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Foreign word of the day  in Sãotomense
bansa noun
  1. the stem of a palm frond
  2. a hook made with the stem of a palm frond
  3. rib (curved bone extending from the spine)
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
メンチを切る (menchi kiru) idiom
  1. (Kansai, slang) to stare or glare in challenge; by extension, to pick a fight
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Foreign word of the day  in Kabuverdianu
tabanka noun
  1. a traditional cultural performance of Cape Verde, where the theft and recovery of a saint (represented by a flag) is staged as a parade accompanied by music
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Foreign word of the day  in German
überlang adjective
  1. overly long
  2. (colloquial, of a person) overly tall
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
umbigada f, noun
  1. (anatomy) region around the navel
  2. belly-bump
  3. (dance) choreography used in various African or Afro-Brazilian dances
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
مشکات (meškât) noun
  1. niche for lamp
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
qorachasqa noun
  1. (agriculture) a cultivated field with too many weeds
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Foreign word of the day  in Venetian
dogałìna f, noun
  1. a woollen or silken vestment worn by the doge and the political elite of the Venetian Republic
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
xīlōtl noun
  1. Immature, green ear of maize; jilote.
  2. One that cannot keep secrets; a blabber; blabbermouth.
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
americàn noun
  1. American (person from the United States)
  2. (slang) exhibitionist (person who attempts to draw attention to themself)
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Foreign word of the day  in Rapa Nui
rumaruma verb
  1. (of ground) to be spongy or loose
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
specchia f, noun
  1. A megalithic pile of stones found in the Salento region
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Foreign word of the day  in Principense
vuguvugu noun
  1. a wooden stick used to get fruit from trees
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Foreign word of the day  in Abau
rorowh verb
  1. to dig using the hands, without tools
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
celtismo m, noun
  1. Celtic national or ethnic identity
  2. (anthropology, archaeology) the study of Celtic culture
  3. (linguistics) Celticism (a word of Celtic origin)
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