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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2018/March

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

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Foreign word of the day  in German
Handschuh m, noun
  1. glove, mitten, gauntlet, mitt (literally, "hand shoe")
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
उल्लू बनाना (ullū banānā) verb
  1. (idiomatic) to make a fool of, to prank (literally, "to make an owl of")
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
miolo m, noun
  1. crumb, soft part (of bread, etc)
  2. marrow
  3. core or kernel
  4. (colloquial, in the plural) brain
  5. (figuratively) judgement, reason
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Foreign word of the day  in French
passer crème verb
  1. (slang) to go very well, to go without a hitch; to hit the spot, to be just the thing (literally, "to go cream")
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
นกหวีด (nók-wìit) noun
  1. whistle (literally, "bird call")
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
verdierlijken verb
  1. to turn into an animal; to cause, produce or acquire animal or animalesque traits
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
شوملې (šumle) f, noun
  1. buttermilk
  2. a yogurt drink, lassi
  3. yogurt mixed with water
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
anguaño adverb
  1. this year
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
pendlovky f pl, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Hausa
cindṑ m, noun
  1. a person with six fingers on each hand
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
χρῡσόνωτος (khrūsónōtos) adjective
  1. with a golden back or surface
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
ဟောက် (hauk) verb and adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
tomillar m, noun
  1. A biome of Spain in which thyme plants predominate.
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
煎熬 (jiān'áo) verb
  1. (literary) to fry and boil; to cook by boiling
  2. (literary) to produce (something) by prolonged heating; to decoct; to smelt; to refine
  3. (figurative) to torment; to inflict mental suffering (on someone); (of one's heart) to be deeply worried; to be in great distress
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
   
(mdw jꜣw) m, noun
  1. a son who assumes the duties of his aged father, allowing the father to remain in office (literally, "staff of old age")
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
шевелю́ра (ševeljúra) f inan, noun
  1. the hair on one's head
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Foreign word of the day  in Marathi
धबधबा (dhabadhbā) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
πυροφάνι (pyrofáni) n, noun
  1. a fish attractor that uses lights attached to structure to attract fish
  2. the method of fishing that uses such an attractor
  3. (colloquial, military) A type of hazing where lit paper is inserted between the toes of a sleeping soldier.
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
garbejo noun
  1. barn (usually for grain); granary
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
ulykkesbil c, noun
  1. a car that causes or is affected by a traffic accident
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
tölva f, noun
  1. computer (coined as a blend of tala (number) and völva (prophetess))
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