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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/November

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
กวาดล้าง (gwàat-láang) verb
  1. to annihilate, to exterminate (literally, "to sweep and wash")
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
littera canīna f, noun
  1. the letter R (literally "dog's letter", after its trilled pronunciation in Latin)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܦܝܠܐ (pīlā) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
beurtbalkje n, noun
  1. A checkout divider, a separator to put between the products of different customers on the conveyor belt in a supermarket.
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
brzydki jak noc listopadowa adjective
  1. (humorous) ugly as sin (literally, "ugly as a November night", in reference to the November Uprising)
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
နောက်ကျ (naukkya.) verb
  1. to be late (not arriving until after an expected time)
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Foreign word of the day  in French
panachure f, noun
  1. variegation, mottle; marking, colouring
  2. white spot, white patch (on a leaf, animal's skin, etc.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chichewa
chitamba class 9, noun
  1. the trunk of an elephant
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Foreign word of the day  in ǃXóõ
ǀxâã verb
  1. to dance
  2. to revere
  3. to menstruate for the first time
  4. to spin around, to hover, to swing
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Foreign word of the day  in Kurdish
amade kirin verb
  1. to make something ready, to set up, to assemble
  2. to make ready for eating or drinking, to cook
  3. to get ready, to prepare
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Foreign word of the day  in Cornish
omdhivarva verb
  1. shave one's beard off
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
flens m, noun
  1. (usually in the diminutive: flensje) a small, flat pancake
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Foreign word of the day  in Tibetan
འབྲས་ལྗོངས ('bras ljongs) proper noun
  1. Sikkim (state in northeastern India; literally "rice valley")
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