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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2018/February

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
กินใจ (gin-jai) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ᾰ̓νᾰβλέπω (anablépō) verb
  1. (intransitive) to look up, especially as a mark of confidence
  2. (transitive) to look up at
  3. (intransitive) to see again, to recover one's sight
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
stultaĵo noun
  1. stupid action, stupidity
  2. nonsensical thing; (in the plural) twaddle, nonsense
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
ухогорлоно́с (uxogorlonós) m anim, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
  
 
(nswt) m, noun
  1. king of Upper Egypt
  2. king of all of Egypt, especially as a divine power
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
alvariza f, noun
  1. apiary, place with beehives
  2. stone wall enclosing an apiary and protecting it from bears and other predators
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Foreign word of the day  in French
mardi gras m, noun
  1. Shrove Tuesday: the day when traditionally all fat and meat in the house were finished up, before Christians were banned from eating them during Lent
  2. Mardi Gras: the last day of a carnival, traditionally the celebration immediately before the start of Lent when joy could be out of place for Christians
  3. a person dressed up in a ridiculous disguise
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
乃是 (nǎishì) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Belarusian
го́рад (hórad) m inan, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
quattrocchi m f, noun
  1. (colloquial, informal, often derogatory) four-eyes (person who wears glasses)
  2. (masculine only) A goldeneye, especially the common goldeneye.
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Foreign word of the day  in Gujarati
માટે (māṭe) postposition and conjunction
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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
saunt noun and verb
  1. A saint.
  2. (pejorative) A wastrel, a sanctimonious hypocrite; a reprobate.
  3. (intransitive) To disappear, vanish; especially in a sudden and/or mysterious way.
  4. (transitive) To cause to vanish in a sudden or inexplicable manner; to spirit away.
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
novořeč f, noun
  1. newspeak (use of ambiguous words to deceive listeners)
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Foreign word of the day  in Kikuyu
mũratina class 3, noun
  1. the sausage tree
  2. a type of alcoholic beverage, especially made from sugarcane fermented with a thoroughly dried sausage tree fruit
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
עָמַד (amád) verb
  1. (intransitive, of a person) To stand, to stand up, to be standing.
  2. (intransitive, of a structure or vertical object) To stand, to be located.
  3. To be about to (do something).
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Foreign word of the day  in Tzotzil
jol akan noun
  1. knee (literally, "head of a leg")
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Foreign word of the day  in Ido
vespereskar verb
  1. (impersonal) to become evening
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