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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2018/June

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
बलिदान (balidān) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
   
 
(ꜣbḏw) f, proper noun
  1. the city of Abydos
  2. (metonymically) the afterlife
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
aprīcus adjective
  1. sunny, having lots of sunshine, warmed by the sun
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
กลัวดอกพิกุลจะร่วง (gluua-dɔ̀ɔk-pí-gun-jà-rûuang) verb
  1. (idiomatic) to remain quiet; to refuse to speak; to keep one's mouth shut (literally, "to fear that a medlar flower would fall")
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Foreign word of the day  in Abenaki
segôgw noun
  1. skunk (literally, "he who urinates")
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
vogelbekdier n, noun
  1. platypus (literally, "bird beak animal")
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
καμηλοπάρδαλις (kamēlopárdalis) f, noun
  1. giraffe (literally, "camel leopard")
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Nynorsk
spekkhoggar m, noun
  1. orca, killer whale (litterally, "blubber chopper")
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Foreign word of the day  in Sãotomense
bendê-panu noun
  1. butterfly (literally, "cloth seller")
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
mörgæs f, noun
  1. penguin (literally, "suet goose")
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
água-viva f, noun
  1. jellyfish (literally, "living water")
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
角黍 (Mandarin jiǎoshǔ, Min Dong gáe̤k-sé̤ṳ) noun
  1. (literary or dialectal Min Dong) zongzi (sticky rice dumpling, originally made with glutinous millet instead of glutinous rice)
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
शर्मण्यदेश (śarmaṇyadeśa) m, proper noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
cullebra diamán f, noun
  1. A large snake in Aragonese folklore which carries a diamond on its head, which it uses to hypnotize prey.
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Foreign word of the day  in Tagalog
pakialamero noun and adjective
  1. someone who interferes with others; a meddler
  2. meddlesome; nosey
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
לופֿטמענטש (luftmentsh) m, noun
  1. A luftmensch: one more concerned with airy intellectual pursuits than practical matters.
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
rallienglanti noun
  1. (humorous) English spoken with a heavy Finnish accent.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
kuc-kuc interjection
  1. (childish) An adult's response to a young child's coughing.
  2. (humorous, informal) An adult's response to another adult's coughing.
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
καρεκλοκένταυρος (kareklokéntavros) m, noun
  1. (colloquial, derogatory, humorous) ensconced bureaucrat (public servant or politician who is metaphorically joined to his seat and will never give it up)
  2. (colloquial, derogatory, humorous) obstructive bureaucrat (public servant who inconveniences members of the public rather than assisting them)
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