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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/March

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
teōmīlco noun
  1. (mythology) (in) a divine cultivated field, particularly a cornfield.
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
apa verb
  1. To (attempt to) imitate without a sense of originality, usually with the particle efter; to ape, to monkey.
  2. To behave in a whimsical or foolish manner; to clown around. Reflexive verb.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Gaunersprache f, noun
  1. cant (secret language)
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
νυχτωδία f, noun
  1. night song, nocturne (song or piece suggestive of night)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
buitenwacht f, noun
  1. outsiders
  2. (construction) safety supervisor for confined spaces
  3. outside guard
  4. guard duty outside
  5. (East and West Flanders, idiomatic) having to stay outside (with hebben or krijgen)
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
ceannann m, noun
  1. a white-faced animal, an animal with a blaze on its forehead
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
סְנַפִּיר (s'napír) m, noun
  1. fin, flipper (of a fish or other marine animal)
  2. (usually plural, swimming) fin, flipper (device worn to aid swimming)
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
کوټ (koṭ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
εὐφυΐα f, noun
  1. natural goodness of growth or shape, shapeliness
  2. good natural parts, natural cleverness, genius, goodness
  3. (of places) fertility, favorable situation
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
Séculos Escuros m pl, proper noun
  1. (philology) the period from the 16th to the 18th century, characterised by the marginalisation of the Galician language and the diminishing of Galician literature
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Foreign word of the day  in French
fourmilier m, noun
  1. anteater
  2. any of a number of different species of ant-eating birds
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
zadák m, noun
  1. (soccer, ice hockey) defender, back
  2. (rugby) full-back
  3. (canoeing, rafting) stern paddler
  4. (baseball, softball) catcher
  5. (historical) person who carried away products in the glass-works
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
falcacear verb
  1. (nautical) to whip (a knot), to lash the end of a rope
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Bokmål
jord m, f, noun
  1. earth, soil, ground
  2. the earth, or the Earth (the planet we live on; see also Jorden)
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
дымо́к m inan, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
deh interjection
  1. Used to introduce a prayer or request or a wishful statement; ah!, oh!
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
aclys f, noun
  1. a small javelin attached to a strap
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܚܢܢܐ (ḥənānā) m, noun
  1. compassion, mercy, clemency
  2. pity, pitifulness
  3. favor/favour, grace
  4. compound of oil, dust, and water mixed with relics of saints or with earth from holy places used for anointing the sick
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
céile Dé noun
  1. Culdee; member of a class of anchorites distinguished by special observances and practices, apparently stricter than was usual.
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
နတ် (nat) noun
  1. nat (spirit in Burmese mythology)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old French
hu interjection
  1. a shouting noise made when pursuing someone or something
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Gesamtkunstwerk n, noun
  1. Gesamtkunstwerk (artistic creation that encompasses music, theatre and the visual arts)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
duende m, noun
  1. (folklore) elf, imp (a small humanoid creature who invades homes at night to carry out mischief and scare the residents)
  2. (by extension) charisma (the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm)
  3. (by extension) charm, magic
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
پت (pat) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in French
zébrule m, noun
  1. zorse (cross between a male zebra and a female horse)
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