Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2021/February

This is the February archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2021.

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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
коси́ть (kosítʹ) verb
  1. to mow, to cut
  2. to mow down, to wipe out, to decimate
  3. to twist, to slant (eyes, mouth)
  4. to squint, to look asquint
  5. (slang) to evade, to elude, to dodge
  6. (slang) to pretend
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
kapsalon noun
  1. barber shop, hair salon
  2. a type of fast food, consisting of fries topped with döner or shawarma meat, grilled with cheese and covered with salad; similar to a halal snack pack
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Foreign word of the day  in Scottish Gaelic
toil noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
repo noun
  1. (nickname, poetic) fox, Vulpes vulpes
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Foreign word of the day  in Luxembourgish
Stir noun
  1. (anatomy) forehead
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
gòlem / го̀лем adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
سَيْل (sayl) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
lechero noun
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Foreign word of the day  in West Frisian
snobberij noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
新正如意 (Mandarin: xīnzhēng rúyì; Teochew: sing1 zian1 ru5 i3) phrase
  1. (regional, chiefly Teochew) Happy Chinese New Year
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
ख़लासी (xalāsī) noun
  1. railroad worker (involved in maintaining tracks, or as an attendant)
  2. (perhaps dated) khalasi: dockyard worker (engaged in manual labour for the maintenance of ships)
  3. fisherman who performs menial labour on a rig (e.g. sorting catch)
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
amori verb
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Valentine's Day

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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
(tamago) noun
  1. an egg, including fish roe
  2. the beginning or start of something
  3. a beginner or rookie at something
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Foreign word of the day  in Jamaican Creole
forty leg noun
  1. A centipede (segmented arthropod of class Chilopoda).
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
bezlotek noun
  1. (dated, formal) penguin, sphenisciform (literally, “little flightless one”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
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(ḫpš) noun
  1. foreleg of an animal
  2. strong arm (of a human)
  3. (figurative) strength
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Lefze noun
  1. (often in plural) lip of a dog, predator, etc. (particularly when aggressive, baring the teeth)
  2. (archaic, anatomy) lip in general
  3. (obsolete, anatomy) labium
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
새기다 (saegida) verb
  1. (transitive) to chew the cud; to ruminate
  2. (transitive) to carve; to etch; to engrave
  3. (transitive, figurative) to be deeply etched on one's mind
  4. (transitive) to translate (Classical Chinese, Hanja, etc.) into Korean
  5. (transitive) to interpret; to explain
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Foreign word of the day  in Hausa
àlmājìr̃ī noun
  1. A student, especially an itinerant student at an Islamic school.
  2. A beggar.
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
redário noun
  1. an area, typically in a veranda or gazebo, that has posts with hooks used to hang hammocks
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ตีนแมว (dtiin-mɛɛo) noun
  1. cat burglar (literally, “cat feet”)
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Foreign word of the day  in French
farfelu adjective
  1. (of a person) eccentric, scatty
  2. (of an idea) ridiculous, harebrained
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
नृ (nṛ́) noun
  1. man
  2. hero
  3. (chiefly in the plural) mankind, people
  4. (grammar) masculine word
  5. the pin or gnomon of a sundial
  6. (chess) chess piece
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