Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2021/March

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
nghe verb
  1. to hear
  2. to listen
  3. to sound
  4. (colloquial, chiefly northern Vietnam) to smell
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
boevenklok noun
  1. (historical) curfew bell (indicating when establishments had to close and when it was illegal to be out on the street without a light; literally, “crook bell”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
pócima noun
  1. potion (beverage with magical or medicinal powers)
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Focus week: Terms derived from Ancient Greek

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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܣܓܝ ܪܓܠܐ (saggī reḡlē) noun
  1. the animal polyp
  2. rockcap fern (Polypodium gen. et spp.)
    (literally “many feet”)
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Focus week: Terms derived from Ancient Greek

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Foreign word of the day  in Old Armenian
ոսկեքար (oskekʿar) noun
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Focus week: Terms derived from Ancient Greek

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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
दाम (dām) noun
  1. price, value, cost
  2. (historical) dam (obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee)
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Focus week: Terms derived from Ancient Greek

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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐌲𐌰𐌰𐍂𐌱𐌾𐌰 (gaarbja) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
قَادُوس‎ (qādūs) noun
  1. skep, scoop, kibble, bucket, dipper
  2. pipe, conduit, duct
  3. (obsolete) a kind of ship or barge
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
mortifer adjective
  1. deadly, fatal, lethal (literally “death-bearing”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Nynorsk
maule verb
  1. (transitive) to eat by itself, without appropriate accompanying food(s) (e.g. eating the spread without bread, or beef without potatoes)
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
łomot noun
  1. A dull sound of impact or a series of such sounds; a thud; thudding.
  2. (colloquial) A beating (given to someone), wipeout.
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
十年樹木,百年樹人 / 十年树木,百年树人 (shínián shùmù, bǎinián shùrén) proverb
  1. (figurative) it takes a long time for good education to bear fruit (i.e. to produce a competent person)
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Chinese Arbor Day

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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
οἰκεῖος (oikeîos) adjective
  1. in the house, at home; of the house, domestic; belonging to one's house or family
  2. friendly
  3. belonging to oneself, personal, private
  4. proper, fitting, suitable
  5. (with dative) belonging to
  6. (Stoicism) endeared by nature
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Foreign word of the day  in Ido
homarala adjective
  1. human; pertaining to humanity as a whole
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Foreign word of the day  in Maltese
ħut noun
  1. fish (collective)
  2. siblings (plural)
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
तृण (tṛ́ṇa) noun
  1. grass, herb, any gramineous plant, blade of grass, straw (often symbolic of minuteness and worthlessness)
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Foreign word of the day  in Gujarati
ઠોકર (ṭhokar) noun
  1. striking of the toe with something while walking
  2. (figuratively) loss, injury, damage
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
h
n
Q5
(hn) noun
  1. chest, box
  2. sarcophagus
  3. (figuratively) body as a holder for the heart
  4. (figuratively) skull as a holder for the brain
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
bod noun
  1. (geometry) point
  2. (temperature) point (e.g. a freezing point or boiling point)
  3. item (of an agenda)
  4. (sports) point, mark
  5. stab
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
นอนมา (nɔɔn-maa) verb
  1. (slang, jocular) to gain victory or success easily; to not have to do much or struggle in order to win or succeed (literally, “to come in lying”).
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
oibleagáid noun
  1. obligation
  2. regards, greetings
  3. favor (instance of voluntarily assisting someone)
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
mawe noun
  1. The stomach or guts of a organism; also when used as food.
  2. One of the various organs of the belly; one's entrails; especially the liver or (rare) the uterus.
  3. The belly or stomach; the part of the body between the chest and the torso.
  4. (rare) The mouth or maw.
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
the book is on the table noun
  1. (Brazil, humorous) a rudimentary knowledge of English
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Focus week: Terms derived from English

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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
סֵדֶר (séder) noun
  1. Order, the state of being well-arranged, in the sense of putting things in order.
  2. An order: an arrangement or sequence.
  3. A seder (Passover meal).
  4. An order: any of the six major divisions of the Mishnah.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Karwoche noun
  1. (Christianity) Holy Week (week from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
pisquano noun
  1. (northern Italy) A silly or inept person.
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
블링블링 (beullingbeulling) ideophone
  1. (colloquial) shinily, fancily, in a bling-bling way (often used to refer to celebrities)
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Focus week: Terms derived from English; "Bling Bling" by B.G. was released as a single on this date in 1999

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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
セルフィー (serufī) noun
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Focus week: Terms derived from English