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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2018/January

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2018

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ส.ค.ส. (sɔ̌ɔ-kɔɔ-sɔ̌ɔ) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
حَبَّة (ḥabba) f, noun
  1. grain
  2. pill
  3. (in the plural) cereals
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Foreign word of the day  in Westrobothnian
kåoz f, noun
  1. round bowl or cup of wood without a lid but with an ear, containing about one sixth of a liter
  2. small flask of wood
  3. coffee box with a lid made of folded birch fastened with tows
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
трася́нка (trasjánka) f, noun
  1. A low-quality mixture of hay with straw used as fodder.
  2. Trasyanka (an interlanguage with elements of Russian and Belarusian)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
stemvee n, noun
  1. (collective, pejorative) voters considered to be easily manipulatable
  2. (collective, pejorative) parliamentarians perceived as anonymous, merely serving to boost the party ranks in votes
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
 
 
   
(mjnj) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
kalsarikänni noun
  1. (slang, often in the plural) Getting drunk in one's underpants at home, usually alone.
Plural form kalsarikännit:
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
despacito adverb
  1. diminutive of despacio: (a little bit) slowly
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Foreign word of the day  in Cupeño
chíitmal noun
  1. A small bird, the bushtit.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
lupus m, noun
  1. wolf
  2. any of various animals that act in a savage manner, including the pike and wolffish
  3. any of various carpentry tools shaped like a wolf's tooth, including a kind of bit, a handsaw, and a hook for hoisting objects
  4. hops (the plant)
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
bao tử noun
  1. (dated or dialectal) stomach (originally from a word meaning "stuffed bun")
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
monatto m, noun
  1. (historical) During the 17th and 18th centuries, a person who removed corpses during a plague, usually in Milan.
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
κουδούνι (koudoúni) n, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
触腕 (shokuwan) noun
  1. one of the two tentacles of a squid or cuttlefish that are longer than the other eight (technically called “arms”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
lollen verb
  1. To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lie at ease; to loll.
  2. Especially of body parts: to hang down, to dangle; to loll.
  3. To be a Lollard.
  4. To be executed by hanging for Lollardy.
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Nynorsk
marm m, noun
  1. (archaic) the drone of the sea or of running water
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Foreign word of the day  in Urdu
بپتسمہ (baptismā) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
kapři si rybník nevypustí proverb
  1. people do not act against their own interests (literally, "carp will not release water from their pond")
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
catalanada f, noun
  1. Catalanism (word or phrase typically used in Catalan-speaking areas)
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