Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2020/March

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
emprestar verb
  1. (transitive or ditransitive, with the indirect object taking a or para or an indirect objective pronoun) to lend; to loan (to give temporarily)
  2. (Brazil, transitive) to borrow (to obtain temporarily)
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Focus week: contranyms

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Foreign word of the day  in Mecayapan Nahuatl
jo̱nchoꞌ noun
  1. a legendary animal resembling a gorilla
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
tuanis adjective
  1. (El Salvador, Honduras, colloquial) Of excellent quality; of a nice nature (said of a thing).
  2. (El Salvador, obsolete, colloquial) Of a good, kind personality (said of a person).
  3. (Honduras, Nicaragua, colloquial) Cool (fashionable).
  4. (Costa Rica, colloquial) Nice, agreeable, giving a general sense of well-being, cool.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
gracht f or m, noun
  1. (Netherlands) canal (in a city, with houses on each side)
  2. (Belgium) ditch, trench (in the countryside, referring to both those that contain water and those that are dry)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀκμάζω (akmázō) verb
  1. (intransitive) to be at or to reach the highest point (often figuratively)
  2. (intransitive) to be in one's prime, be ripe
  3. to have plenty of [+dative]
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ลวงโลก (luuang-lôok) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
תיקונצ׳יק (tikúnchik) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Zulu
kahlé adverb, interjection
  1. nicely, well, properly
  2. carefully, slowly, gently
  3. wait a moment, hold on
  4. don't [+infinitive]
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Imme f, noun
  1. (archaic or poetic) bee
  2. (obsolete) a swarm of bees
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
萬維網 (Wànwéiwǎng) proper noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
midithir verb
  1. to weigh, to judge, to estimate
  2. to pass judgment (+ for (on))
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
    
 
 
(bjꜣt) f, noun
  1. character, disposition [since the Middle Kingdom]
  2. mood
  3. a good attribute of a person for which he or she is well-liked
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
مَدْفَع (madfaʿ) m, noun
  1. watercourse, the lowest part of a valley where the torrent pours forth
  2. (rare) verbal noun of دَفَعَ(dafaʿa) (form I)
  3. means of defense, pleading in court etc.
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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
deave verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
kemben verb
  1. To comb or brush one's hair; to use a comb.
  2. (rare) To prettify or nicen.
  3. (rare) To untangle fibres; to card.
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Foreign word of the day  in Swahili
ua class u, noun
  1. yard, court (an enclosure typically attached to the back of a house)
  2. fence (of sticks or grass, of the type used for such an enclosure)
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Foreign word of the day  in Tatar
шәмәхә (şämäxä) adjective, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Azerbaijani
uzaq adjective, adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Akkadian
𒄈𒉻𒁺 (GÌR.PAD.DU /eṣemtu/) f, noun
  1. bone
  2. frame of the body
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
سمد (semed) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Iraqi Arabic
بنزينخانة‎ (banzīnḵāna) f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
צדיק אין פּעלץ (tsadek in pelts) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Amharic
ስልክ (səlk) m or f, noun
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