Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2020/September

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
զերե (zere) conjunction
  1. (dialectal) since, because
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
حِصْرِم (ḥiṣrim) m, noun
  1. unripe grapes, sour grapes, grapes green and acid due to lacking maturity
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
ambaŭ determiner
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
chaf noun
  1. Chaff; the parts of harvested grain not usable as food, especially straw or husks.
  2. (figurative) Something of little to no value or importance.
  3. (figurative) An evil or immoral act or person; a sin or a practitioner of one.
  4. (rare) Waste from food other than grains; rubbish or refuse.
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Persian
𐎺𐏀𐎼𐎣 (vazạrka) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Vitamin B m, noun
  1. (biochemistry) the Vitamin B complex (collectively), or a particular member of it (as totum pro parte)
  2. (colloquial) personal connections (that can be used for advancing in business, politics etc.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
碰瓷 (pèngcí) verb
  1. (originally Mainland China, colloquial) to stage a fake accident to claim for compensation, typically of a pedestrian to voluntarily throw themselves at a travelling vehicle and blackmail the driver for “injury” compensation
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Foreign word of the day  in Swahili
haramia class ma, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in French
charivari m, noun
  1. (historical) charivari, shivaree (mock serenade of discordant noise, notably to heckle a publicly reviled figure)
  2. (by extension) racket, banging in general, rumpus
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
βοῶπις (boôpis) adjective
  1. (Homeric epithet of Hera and women) ox-eyed; having large, full eyes
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
ainimm f, noun
  1. soul, as opposed to corporeal body
  2. life
  3. living creature, animal
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
bức verb, adjective
  1. force, coerce
  2. disturbed, upset, unsettled
  3. (weather) unbearably hot
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
cicisbeo m, noun
  1. (historical, 18th century) cicisbeo (knightly servant of a high-born lady)
  2. (by extension) A dandy, a vain young man who is concerned about his appearance, especially in order to attract women.
  3. (historical, 18th century, figurative) A kind of ribbon.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
kielhalen verb
  1. (transitive) to keelhaul
  2. (transitive, nautical, of ships) to haul above water (so that the keel is above the waterline)
  3. (transitive, figurative) to torment, to torture
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
ö c, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Tlamacazapa Nahuatl
chikajki adjective, noun
  1. hard
  2. ripe
  3. luchador (professional wrestler)
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Foreign word of the day  in Azerbaijani
gəzmək verb
  1. (intransitive) to walk
  2. to walk (to move on the feet, as opposed to i.e. by car)
  3. (transitive) to travel, visit (places, countries, etc.)
  4. (intransitive) to hang out with someone
  5. (intransitive, colloquial) to go out with someone, to date someone
  6. (intransitive, colloquial) to have sex with someone, to be with someone
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
干満 (kanman) noun
  1. ebb and flow (flowing out and in of the tide)
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Foreign word of the day  in Kikuyu
gatumia class 12, noun
  1. certain varieties of banana that bear bunches on a short tree
    1. Dwarf Cavendish banana
    2. Bandé banana
  2. (common) purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
højredrejning noun
  1. (politics) a shift to the right in some populace
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
бая́н (baján) m inan, noun
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