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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2017/December

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This is the December archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2017.

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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
snertnimf f, noun
  1. (Netherlands, historical) A woman who begged for leftovers from ships (literally, "pea soup nymph").
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
οἶνοψ (oînops) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
أَسِير (ʾasīr) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Krampus m, noun
  1. A beast in the folklore of Alpine countries, said to punish misbehaving children during the Christmas season.
  2. (pathology) cramp
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
蘋果肌 / 苹果肌 (píngguǒjī) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
геркулесовый (gerkulésovyj) adjective
  1. Herculean
  2. (attributive) oatmeal, made of oatmeal
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Foreign word of the day  in French
faubert m, noun
  1. a mop made from old rope, used for cleaning the deck of a ship
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
חנוכייה \ חֲנֻכִּיָּה (khanukiyá) f, noun
  1. hanukkiah (a nine-branched menorah used during Hanukkah)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
tetzilacatl noun
  1. A ceremonial percussion instrument of Aztec origin; consisting of a concave copper tray suspended from a rope, which is struck with a small, metal mallet or with the hand.
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
culaccino m, noun
  1. the end of a salami, a loaf of bread, etc.
  2. the dregs in a glass
  3. a water ring, a mark left on a surface by the bottom of a wet glass or vessel
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
þurhsmūgan verb
  1. (transitive) to creep or crawl slowly through something
  2. (transitive) to go painstakingly over or through details
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
tømmermænd c, noun
  1. hangover
  2. (by extension) an unpleasant feeling after completing a strenuous or energetic activity
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Foreign word of the day  in Luxembourgish
Flouernumm m, noun
  1. local place name; the smallest area traditionally given its own name
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
Христос се роди (Hristos se rodi) interjection
  1. (Serbia) Merry Christmas (greeting; literally "Christ is born")
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
Santo Stefano m, proper noun
  1. St. Stephen's Day, a holiday observed on the day after Christmas
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Foreign word of the day  in Faroese
krógv f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Nynorsk
lyfting m, noun
  1. a raised deck at the rear of a ship, particularly a Viking ship
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Foreign word of the day  in Tagalog
kumapit sa patalim verb
  1. to engage in illegal activity to survive or earn a living (literally, "to hold onto a knife")
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