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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2018/August

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2018

This is the August archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2018.

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Foreign word of the day  in Zhuang
lwgfwngz noun
  1. finger (literally, "little hand")
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Foreign word of the day  in French
mirobolant adjective
  1. great, enormous
  2. extremely unrealizable (of a plan, project, etc.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
διφθέρᾱ (diphthérā) f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
โจรห้าร้อย (joon-hâa-rɔ́ɔi) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
  
 
 
 
 
 
  
(ḥwt kꜣ ptḥ) f, proper noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
posseiro m, noun
  1. someone who has legal ownership of land without a document proving it
  2. (Brazil) someone who tries to adversely possess someone else’s property; squatter
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Focus week: Crime

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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
munelicht flittin noun
  1. The act of moving house at night to avoid paying debts.
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Focus week: Crime

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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
無限連鎖講 (mugen rensakō) noun
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Focus week: Crime

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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Nynorsk
gauk m, noun
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Focus week: Crime

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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
vergismoord m, f, noun
  1. the killing of somebody other than the intended victim (due to mistaken identity)
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Focus week: Crime

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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
butronero m, noun
  1. A thief who enters a building by means of making a hole in the wall.
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Focus week: Crime

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Foreign word of the day  in Cantonese
飯鏟頭 / 饭铲头 (faan6 caan2 tau4) noun
  1. cobra (literally, "rice scooper head")
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
tokka noun
  1. a large herd, especially of reindeer
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
taylarde noun
  1. An insult implying that the person insulted has a tail.
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܦܪܟܐ (perkā) adjective
  1. easily broken open or picked out of the shell (e.g., of almonds)
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