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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/April

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2016

This is the April archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2016.

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Foreign word of the day  in Sãotomense
fyô noun
  1. a noiseless fart
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Foreign word of the day  in Panyjima
mama noun
  1. Father; paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother.
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Foreign word of the day  in Ngawun
thirni noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Martuthunira
yumini noun
  1. The elder brother of one's father.
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Foreign word of the day  in Guugu Yimidhirr
daamal verb
  1. to spear
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Foreign word of the day  in Gamilaraay
bandaarr noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Martuthunira
jalya adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Pitjantjatjara
aaṉarinyi verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Ladino
kafedjí m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
tokkie m, noun
  1. (Netherlands, informal, derogatory) A lower-class person who is perceived to be unsophisticated and seen as likely to engage in antisocial behaviour.
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
kuřátko n, noun
  1. diminutive of kuře (chick)
  2. (affectionate) little child
  3. (dialectal, Moravia) chanterelle, Cantharellus cibarius, species of fungi within the family Cantharellaceae.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
sonīvius adjective
  1. (in augural language, attested modifying tripudium only) noisy (of the rattling of the corn upon the ground as it fell from the mouths of the sacred chickens)
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
pappa betalar phrase
  1. dad pays
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
กะลาแลนด์ (gà-laa-lɛɛn) proper noun
  1. (Internet slang, sarcastic) Thailand. Literally: coconut shell land
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Foreign word of the day  in German
See m (1), f (2, 3), noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
μουσεῖον (mouseîon) n, noun
  1. a home of music or poetry
  2. a choir
  3. (generally) a school of art or letters
  4. a museum, i.e. a philosophical school and library
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Foreign word of the day  in French
pot-au-feu m, noun
  1. Meat and vegetables cooked together in a large pot.
  2. A cooking pot.
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Foreign word of the day  in Urdu
دھمال (dhammāl) f, noun
  1. running through fire (a practice of fakirs or qalandars)
  2. furore; a wave of enthusiastic admiration
  3. ecstasy
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
suggillō verb
  1. (attacking a person’s body) I thrash black-and-blue, I bruise, I contuse
  2. (Medieval Latin) I strangle, I throttle, I choke, I suffocate
  3. (attacking a person’s esteem) I hurt someone’s feelings, I insult, I offend greatly, I humiliate, I revile, I affront
  4. (attacking a person’s deeds) I admonish, I castigate, I censure, I chide, I condemn, I rebuke, I reprimand, I reproach, I reprove, I upbraid
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
γραμματική (grammatikḗ) f, noun
  1. a female teacher of the rudiments
  2. a woman who occupies herself with literary texts, a female grammarian or critic
  3. grammar
  4. the faculty of scholarship
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Foreign word of the day  in Lower Sorbian
źiśelc m, noun
  1. woodpecker (bird in Picinae)
  2. (specifically) great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
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