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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/June

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2016

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Akkadian
𒆍𒀭𒊏𒆠 (bābili [KA2.DINGIR.RAKI]) proper noun
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Foreign word of the day  in French
dossard m, noun
  1. number on the back of a sportsman's shirt
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
קימפּעטאָרין (kimpetorin) f, noun
  1. woman in childbirth or who has just given birth, a new mother
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
synedrus m, noun
  1. a counsellor or senator in the ancient Macedonian nation
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
zesjescultuur f, noun
  1. "culture of sixes": the tendency to be satisfied with mediocre results, "sixes" referring to the lowest passing grade on a test
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ขื่อแป (kʉ̀ʉ-bpɛɛ) noun
  1. law (literally, "tie beam and purlin")
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
löylykauha noun
  1. scoop for throwing water on the sauna stove
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Foreign word of the day  in Proto-Norse
ᚨᛚᚢ (alu)  
  1. A runic charm word, sometimes glossed as ale.
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Foreign word of the day  in Primitive Irish
ᚉᚓᚂᚔ (celi) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Knaanic
קרל (krl) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Punic
𐤏𐤁𐤃 (ʿbd) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aequian
albsi adjective
  1. Alban (from or relating to a town called Alba)
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Foreign word of the day  in Gaulish
bena f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Khazar
𐰸𐰴𐰆𐰺𐰇𐰢 (oqqurüm) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
portolano m, noun
  1. (historical) portolan (chart of European navigable waters based on descriptions of coasts)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
反哺 (fǎnbǔ) verb
  1. to take care of one's parents when they are old; to show filial piety
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
मुद्रा (mudrā́) f, noun
  1. a seal or stamp
  2. stamped coin or piece of money
  3. a shutting or closing
  4. a lock or stopper
  5. a mystery
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
līt kā pa Jāņiem verb
  1. to rain heavily, to come down in buckets (literally, "to rain like during Jāņi (Midsummer festival)")
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
manjerico m, noun
  1. basil
  2. (Portugal) a small decorated pot of basil, given as a symbol of love on St. Anthony's and St. John's Day
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Foreign word of the day  in Indonesian
gayung noun
  1. water ladle, usually used for bathing
  2. quarterstaff used as a weapon
  3. a blow given with a fist or a weapon
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
halagadísimo adjective
  1. experiencing schadenfreude (enjoyment from another's misfortune)
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
엄친아 (eomchina) noun
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