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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/October

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2016

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
лоботря́с (lobotrjás) m anim, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
พรหมลิขิต (prom-lí-kìt) noun
  1. destiny, fate (literally "Brahma's writing")
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
ראָש־השנה (rosheshone) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Nias
öri noun
  1. a group of villages counted as one unit
  2. bracelet, amulet
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
redituro adjective
  1. (poetic) about to return
    1. (by extension) that will eventually return
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Foreign word of the day  in Zulu
induna class 9, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
lūcubrō verb
  1. (intransitive) I work at night or by candlelight or lamplight, I lucubrate
  2. (transitive) I make or produce at night or by candlelight or lamplight
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
zede f, noun
  1. a norm or habit considered to be just or desirable
  2. (in the plural) mores, especially sexual mores
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
גְּמַר חֲתִימָה טוֹבָה (g'már khatimá tová) interjection
  1. May you be signed and sealed in the Book of Life (a common greeting on and before Yom Kippur).
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Foreign word of the day  in Iraqw
xáhl noun
  1. the sound of silence
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Foreign word of the day  in German
beheimaten verb
  1. to give someone a new home or homeland
  2. to reestablish or reintroduce a species; to give an organism a new habitat
  3. to be or become a home for something or someone
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀποκολοκύντωσις (apokolokúntōsis) f, noun
  1. pumpkinification (the act of turning into a pumpkin, in jocular contrast with deification)
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
聖地 (seichi) noun
  1. hallowed ground, holy place; the Holy Land
  2. (fandom slang) real-life location that served as the model of a fictional location
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Foreign word of the day  in Coptic
ⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ (noute) noun
  1. (Sahidic) god, (with definite article) God
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Foreign word of the day  in Moksha
афоль (afolʹ) particle
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
壓驚 / 压惊 (yājīng) verb
  1. to help someone get over a shock (typically with some liquor, food or cigarettes)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
ōllamaliztli noun
  1. A ritual ball game in which two teams of players strike a solid rubber ball with their hips within a masonry ballcourt.
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
ကြာ (kra) noun and verb
  1. water lily, lotus
  2. take a long time, be a long time (since)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
xituculumucumba m, noun
  1. (Mozambique) a kind of evil spirit or bogeyman that appears in nightmares
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