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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/February

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2016

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
szczypiornista m pers
  1. handballer; a player of handball, the European team sport
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
zīzania n pl, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Schabernack m, noun
  1. (somewhat dated) hoax, prank
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
Ὄασις (Óasis) f, proper noun
  1. any one of the cities in the Libyan Desert
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
โคมเขียว (koom-kǐiao) noun
  1. (slang, obsolete) a house of prostitution. Literally: green lantern.
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
bugiganga f, noun
  1. trifle (thing of little importance or worth)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
titulitis f, noun
  1. An obsession with having a title or academic degree.
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
liška podšitá phrase
  1. fox (a cunning person, a person sly as a fox)
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
خندان (xandân) adjective
  1. (of pistachios) having a partially opened shell, naturally or artificially
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
ātlācatl noun
  1. A person made of water.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
ijzerhard m, noun
  1. the herbaceous plant verbena (Verbena officinalis), or the herb derived from this plant
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
orka verb
  1. to have strength, will or stamina enough
  2. (colloquial) to be able to, be bothered to
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
mallata f, noun
  1. a cabin in the wilderness used by herdsmen during transhumance
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Bokmål
bornert adjective
  1. narrow-minded (having restricted or rigid views, and being unreceptive to new ideas)
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
川明かり (kawaakari) noun
  1. the gleam of a river at dusk
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
carroccio m, noun
  1. A large war chariot drawn by oxen
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Foreign word of the day  in Rapa Nui
here here noun
  1. the rough side of a piece of obsidian
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
wich'una noun
  1. (weaving) a sharp tool made from llama bones and used to close the space between warps
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
compangu m, noun
  1. cured meats eaten with fabada asturiana
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
проплыва́ть (proplyvátʹ) verb
  1. to sail by
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Foreign word of the day  in Urdu
پنگھٹ (panghat) m, noun
  1. passage to a river
  2. stair or quay for drawing water.
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
ollam m, noun
  1. A master in a particular trade or skill.
  2. A professor
  3. the highest rank of filí, or a title of the highest member of any group.
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
Louhi proper noun
  1. (mythology, Kalevala) In Finnish mythology, a powerful witch and the queen of the land of Pohjola.
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