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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2018/October

< Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day‎ | 2018

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ดอกไม้เพลิง (dɔ̀ɔk-máai-pləəng) noun
  1. (formal) firework (literally, "flower of flames)
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Bokmål
raspeball m, noun
  1. a traditional Norwegian dish consisting of a potato dumpling usually served with meat, cheese, butter or sour cream
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
πρόβατον (próbaton) n, noun (mostly in plural)
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
شَبُّوط (šabbūṭ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
cacahuapinolli noun
  1. a powdered beverage made from toasted and ground cacao beans and maize
  2. a drink made with this powder; cocoa
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
acquerne noun
  1. A squirrel.
  2. The fur of a squirrel.
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
 
 
 
 
 
(gs-tp) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
入坑 (rùkēng) verb
  1. to become entrapped
  2. (Mandarin, neologism, Internet slang) to get into a fandom; to begin consuming a creative work or franchise
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
pifiar verb
  1. (intransitive) to drop the ball, screw up, mess up
  2. (transitive, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru) to boo
  3. (transitive, Bolivia, Peru) to mock, dig, make fun of
  4. (transitive, Mexico) to nick, rob
  5. (intransitive) to blow across a flute or other reedless woodwind instrument
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
بند «پ» (band-e "pe") noun
  1. (informal, sarcastic) Paragraph (p) (a fictional clause used as a reference to cronyism).
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
głodomór m, noun
  1. (colloquial) One who is constantly hungry.
  2. (obsolete) One who is suffering from starvation.
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
đi bão verb
  1. to go to celebrate on the streets with motorbikes racing around the city (at times of national pride)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
zeppa f, noun
  1. a wedge-shaped piece of wood
  2. in printing, a small piece of lead used as a spacer or a brief article inserted to fill a page
  3. a platform shoe
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Sitzriese m, noun
  1. A person who appears much taller when they are sitting than when they stand, e.g. because of their being long-waisted or their individual sitting posture.
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
estrenar verb
  1. (transitive) to wear or use for the first time
  2. (transitive) to premiere (to present a play or film for the first time)
  3. (reflexive) to do something for the first time; to break one's duck
  4. (reflexive) to make the first sale of the day
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
vyšší dívčí f, noun
  1. (colloquial) A slightly higher level, something slightly more difficult than the average.
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
mulime m, noun
  1. dead brushwood used first for litter, then as a fertilizer
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
मालिकाना (mālikānā) adjective
  1. pertaining to ownership; proprietary
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