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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/May

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This is the May 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
yōlcātlaxcalli noun
  1. (Christianity) bread of life (biblical title for Jesus)
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Foreign word of the day  in French
bain-marie m, noun
  1. (cooking) bain-marie (hot water bath made out of two containers)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
tomba f, noun
  1. tomb, grave
  2. (figuratively) A very narrow and gloomy habitation or room (such as a basement or cellar).
  3. (figuratively, archaic) underground cave or vault
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
민족 (minjok) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ทะเลทราย (tá-lee-saai) noun
  1. desert. Literally: sea of sand
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
脱稿する (だっこうする, dakkō suru) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Navajo
naaʼahóóhai noun
  1. chicken
  2. rodeo, fair, celebration
  3. agricultural show (at a tribal, county, or state fair)
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
cymorth m, noun
  1. help, assistance, aid, support, succour; person or thing that affords help; relief
  2. a gathering together of people for a benevolent purpose, e.g. to plough a neighbour's land, to contribute towards a marriage, etc.; subsidy; tribute or exaction paid to the lord in several parts of Wales
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Foreign word of the day  in Tzotzil
kaxlan vaj noun
  1. bread (lit. Castilian tortilla)
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
arrigtrold c, noun
  1. spitfire (a person with a fiery temper)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
klapwieken verb
  1. (transitive, intransitive) to flap one's wings
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to alternate, to undulate, usually shifting rapidly between extremes
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
nesciō verb
  1. I cannot, I do not know, I am ignorant, I do not understand.
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Foreign word of the day  in West Frisian
leavehearsbistke n, noun
  1. ladybird, ladybug (literally: the blessed lord's little animal)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
gofio m, noun
  1. (cooking, Canary Islands) gofio (flour made from roasted grains)
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
αρχιμηνιά (archiminiá) f, noun
  1. calends (first day of a month)
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Foreign word of the day  in Punjabi
ਧੰਨਵਾਦ (dhannvād) interjection
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Foreign word of the day  in Lower Sorbian
ryzy adjective
  1. rusty (of the rust color), foxy red
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Foreign word of the day  in Abaza
бага (bāgā) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
μῆρα (mêra) n pl, noun
  1. thigh-bones (femora) wrapped in two folds of fat for votive immolation
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
minh ti noun
  1. (rare, fiction) The underworld department, where cases concerning the dead are judged by King Yama.
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܣܛܢܐ (sāṭānā) m, noun
  1. adversary, enemy
  2. (religion) Satan, the Devil
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
車蓋 (chēgài) noun
  1. hood of an automobile
  2. (archaic) umbrella cover for a wagon or chariot
  3. (archaic) canopied chariot
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
słoik m, noun
  1. jar
  2. (slang, often derogatory) non-native Varsovian; a person who works or studies in Warsaw but leads most of their social life in their hometown
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