Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2020/February

This is the February archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2020.

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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
   
(ḫm) verb
  1. (transitive) to remain ignorant of; to not know or learn
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
قَافِيَة‎ (qāfiya) f, noun
  1. nape of the neck
  2. rhyme
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
prōmulsidãre n, noun
  1. foretray, the tray for meting out the entrée, starter-salver
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
comaunden verb
  1. To command; to order (someone to do something)
  2. To demand; to order (something should be done)
  3. To dominate, to exercise power over.
  4. To grant or consign to someone.
  5. (rare) To need; to be required.
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Foreign word of the day  in Volapük
bradön verb
  1. to embrace, to hug
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
kalverliefde f, noun
  1. puppy love; a youthful, immature form of love often associated with young people.
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
เฌอ (chəə) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
吃人不吐骨頭 (chī rén bù tǔ gǔtou) phrase
  1. (derogatory, figuratively) to be extremely ruthless and greedy
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Foreign word of the day  in Macedonian
рунтав (runtav) adjective, noun
  1. woolly, shaggy, hairy
  2. (for an animal) one that has long and dense fur
  3. something that has long and curly hair
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
sweven noun
  1. dream (especially a prophetic one)
  2. (waking) vision, premonition
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
धारयति (dhāráyati) verb
  1. to maintain, to hold
  2. to practise
  3. to undergo, to bear
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
do·airbir verb
  1. to bend
  2. to subdue, to (cause to) bow down
  3. to yield, to surrender
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
   
 
(ḏꜣ) m, noun
  1. fire drill (tool used to start fires)
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
féicheamh noun
  1. (literary) either of the parties to an obligation, thus:
    1. creditor
    2. debtor
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
חבל על הזמן (khavál al haz'mán) phrase
  1. (literally) It's a waste of time; we're wasting time; we don't have time for this.
  2. (slang) Exceptionally good.
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀργός (argós, ārgós) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in French
dégueulasse adjective
  1. (slang) bloody disgusting; rank; yucky
  2. (Quebec, slang) cool, wicked, amazing
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