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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/January

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

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Foreign word of the day  in French
ressasser verb
  1. (dated) to sieve again
  2. (figuratively) to think constantly about the same things
  3. (figuratively) to repeat oneself
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
grym adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
ótico adjective
  1. (anatomy) otic (related to the ear)
  2. (anatomy) optical (related to the eye)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Untiefe f, noun
  1. an especially deep depth
  2. (nautical) an especially shallow depth
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
clīnicus m, noun
  1. a physician who tends to patients who are bedridden
  2. a patient who is bedridden
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Foreign word of the day  in Nahuatl
amiqui verb
  1. (intransitive) To die of thirst.
  2. (intransitive) To be thirsty; to thirst.
  3. (intransitive, Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan) To drown.
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
cosa f, noun / pronoun
  1. thing (that which exists as a separate entity)
  2. nothing (not any thing)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
ainder f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ทอดใจ (tɔ̂ɔt-jai) verb
  1. to sigh
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
burčák m inan, noun
  1. burčák (Czech-made partially fermented grape must)
  2. Federweisser (any partially fermented grape must)
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
پوهنتون (pohantun) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
  
 
 
(nfr) m, adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
widzimisię n, noun
  1. (colloquial, derogatory) one's own opinion, viewpoint, subjective interpretation
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
နာ (na) verb
  1. to be in pain, to be hurt
  2. to be ill (in poor health, suffering from a disease)
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
nubeiro m, noun
  1. (Galician, Asturian and Leonese folklore) an evil creature who is able to start storms and cast lightning
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
imo adjective
  1. (literally) located in the lowest or innermost part
  2. (by extension) low, deep
  3. (figuratively, of people) of a low social status
  4. (rare, figuratively, of things) inappropriate, vulgar, uncouth
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
kutichi noun
  1. a ritual to remove curses from a person
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
γραμματικόν (grammatikón) n, noun
  1. a fee paid to scribes in Egypt
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
दूरलेख (dūrlekh) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Kilivila
baloma noun
  1. spirits of the dead, which go to Tuma Island and dwell there
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
کوچه پس کوچه (kuče-pas-kuče) noun
  1. series of interconnected alleys
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
aaibaarheidsfactor m, noun
  1. The level of cuddliness
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
cuadonguismu m, noun
  1. the notion that the Kingdom of Asturias is the precursor of modern Spain
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Foreign word of the day  in Pali
suriya m, noun
  1. sun
  2. the sun as a god
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Foreign word of the day  in Rapa Nui
matapea noun
  1. a tattoo below the eyes
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
houre noun
  1. raving (wild or incoherent speech)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
懶人多屎尿 (laan5 jan4 do1 si2 niu6) proverb
  1. (Cantonese, Hakka) "the lazy have a lot of poop and piss" (used to refer to a lazy person or someone who makes a lot of excuses)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
michhuah noun
  1. a possessor of fish
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