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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2019/January

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This is the January archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2019.

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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
拜年 (bàinián) verb
  1. to exchange New Year's greetings; to pay someone a courtesy call on New Year's Day or shortly thereafter, usually with a present
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
sonipēs m, adjective and noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
สาวไส้ (sǎao-sâi) verb
  1. to air someone's private problems (literally, "to drag intestines out")
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
jólaköttur noun
  1. (mythology) the Yule cat; a monster known for eating children who do not receive clothes for Christmas.
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Focus week: Creatures from mythology and folklore, Twelfth Night

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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
ры́ба-ки́т (rýba-kít) noun
  1. (poetic) a large whale or fish (literally, whale-fish)
  2. (mythology) a legendary large whale or fish, which according to legend is the mother of all fish
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Focus week: Creatures from mythology and folklore

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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
caquesseitão noun
  1. a creature mentioned in Fernão Mendes Pinto’s memoir Peregrinação, described as having the size of a large duck, being black, having bat-like wings, a lizard-like tail, a snake-like neck, spikes the length of a quill on its back and a rooster-like spur on the back of its head
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Focus week: Creatures from mythology and folklore

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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
  
   
 
(bnw) noun
  1. the Bennu or phoenix, a divine being and a bird into which the dead could transform
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Focus week: Creatures from mythology and folklore

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Foreign word of the day  in Bashkir
толпар (tolpar) noun
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Focus week: Creatures from mythology and folklore

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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
lupfantomo noun
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Focus week: Creatures from mythology and folklore

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Foreign word of the day  in German
Wicht noun
  1. a small creature, particularly a goblin, sprite, leprechaun, kobold
  2. (of a child, mildly derogatory) a cheeky one; a rascal
  3. (of an adult, more derogatory) one who is mean but unimportant
  4. (archaic, dialectal, northern and western Germany, not pejorative) a child or young person, chiefly and in some regions exclusively: a girl
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Focus week: Creatures from mythology and folklore

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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
νεκάς (nekás) m, noun
  1. A pile of corpses.
  2. A line or row of soldiers.
  3. (in the plural) The dead.
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
anys i panys m pl, noun
  1. ages (a long time)
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Foreign word of the day  in Malay
roti canai noun
  1. roti canai (an Indian-influenced flatbread found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia)
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