Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2019/October

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
fúx noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Bashkir
йәрминкә (yärminkä) noun
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Focus Week: Terms derived from German, German Unity Day

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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
kek adjective
  1. (Netherlands) eye-catching (visually pleasing in a hip or bold manner)
  2. (Netherlands) fashionable
  3. (Netherlands) sassy (bold and spirited; cheeky)
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
бутерброд (buterbród) noun
  1. sandwich (especially an open sandwich)
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
furzi verb
  1. (intransitive) to fart
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
 
 
 
(rn) m, noun
  1. name
  2. (by extension) identity
  3. (by extension) reputation
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
صِقَاع (ṣiqāʿ) m, noun
  1. a rag bound under or before the mouth to protect the beneath from stains (e.g. to protect a woman’s muffler from the oil in her hair)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
nutella adjective
  1. (Brazil, slang) modernised or evolved to the point of being objectionable, such as: (of a person) fussy, spoiled; (of a person or practice) poseurish, pretentious; (of a person, practice or object) illegitimate, inauthentic; (of a practice, ideology, symbol or similar) lite, watered-down
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Geisterfahrer m, noun
  1. (somewhat informal) a wrong-way driver, ghost driver (one who drives in the direction opposite to that prescribed for the given lane)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
vispelliō m, noun
  1. a thief who specialises in stealing the clothes the dead are buried in
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Foreign word of the day  in Zulu
-dabuka verb
  1. (intransitive) to break, to crack, to crush
  2. (intransitive) to become sad, to become grieved, to become heartbroken
  3. (intransitive) to descend, to originate
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
رُسْتَاق (rustāq) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
poynaunt adjective
  1. Sour or acidic to the taste.
  2. Stabbing; having a sharp, spiky point.
  3. Causing fright; upsetting, horrifying.
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
բայղուշ (bayłuš) noun, adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
冰凍三尺,非一日之寒 (bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yī rì zhī hán) proverb
  1. Rome wasn't built in a day.
  2. One can not become an expert in a difficult subject overnight.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
vroegpreek f, noun
  1. (Protestantism) A religious service held in the early morning, earlier than a usual morning service.
  2. (dated, uncommon, now dialectal) A family roof, a large, old-fashioned model of umbrella made of cotton (against rain).
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
     
 
 
(j.ḫm-wrḏ) m, noun
  1. noncircumpolar star; a star that rises and sets over the course of a day
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
ママ友 (mamatomo) noun
  1. a “mom-friend”: a mother who is friends with another mother due to having children who interact with each other
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Kabacke f, noun
  1. (Prussia) deranged house, ramshackle building, shack
  2. (Russia) pub, boozing ken [from 17th century]
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Foreign word of the day  in Swahili
acha verb
  1. to leave
  2. to cease
  3. to allow
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
κρήδεμνον (krḗdemnon) n, noun
  1. A veil or headscarf worn by women, keeping together three items of ornamental hair binding: ἄμπυξ (ámpux, frontlet), κεκρύφαλος (kekrúphalos, snood) and ἀναδέσμη (anadésmē, headband)
  2. (figuratively) the edge or the top of city walls
  3. (figuratively) the top covering of a wine or storage vessel
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
גנבֿענען (ganvenen) verb
  1. steal (to illegally take possession of)
  2. (reflexive) steal (to move silently or surreptitiously)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
trasgo m, noun
  1. (Iberian folklore, mythology, fantasy) A mischievous mythological creature similar to a goblin, imp, or kobold found in legends of Portugal and Spain (viz. Iberia proper), with varying descriptions.
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