Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2012/December

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This is the December archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2012.

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Foreign word of the day  in French
rougir verb
  1. to redden, to blush
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Foreign word of the day  in Wintu
wintʰu·n verb
  1. to be a person (especially, to be a Native American, or specifically to be a Wintun)
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
q A A28 Aa17 Z1
(q3 s3) adjective
  1. (idiomatic) proud, haughty (literally "high of back")
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Foreign word of the day  in German
eierlegende Wollmilchsau f., noun
  1. An all-in-one device or person which can (or claims to) do the work of several specialized tools (literally, an "egg-laying wool-milk-sow").
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
Sinterklaas m. noun
  1. Saint Nicholas, who (in Dutch and Flemish culture) gives presents to children on December 5 or 6.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
Zwarte Piet m. noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Guugu Yimidhirr
gaminhdharr noun
  1. son of one's son; daughter of one's daughter; parallel grandchild
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
mictihuetzi verb
  1. to die by falling
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Foreign word of the day  in Pijin
lelebet adjective
  1. a little bit of; a small amount of; some, but not much
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
constipado adjective
  1. having a cold; having a cough
  2. congested
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Foreign word of the day  in German
jähren verb
  1. to complete a year (or a specified number of years)
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Foreign word of the day  in Abenaki
mdala numeral
  1. ten
    Wiktionary mdala kasigadema.
    Wiktionary is ten years old.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
סֻפְגָּנִיָּה (sufganiyá) f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
לאַטקע (latke) f., noun
  1. The latke, a fried potato pancake traditionally served during Hanukkah.
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Foreign word of the day  in Gamilaraay
yurrandaali noun
  1. The tree goanna, a monitor lizard native to Australia.
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀντιτείχισμα (antiteikhisma) n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
tuiuiú m., noun
  1. (Brazil) jabiru (a species of bird in the stork family)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
bizarro adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Tok Pisin
gras noun
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Foreign word of the day  in French
location f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
ragnarǫk n. pl. noun
  1. the fate of the gods; Ragnarok
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Foreign word of the day  in Yucatec Maya
kuxa’an adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
ю́зверь (júzver’) m., noun
  1. (computing, humorous, pejorative) a user, especially an incompetent one.
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
बहुव्रीहि (bahú-vrīhi) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Gift n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Swahili
umoja noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Rapa Nui
o particle
  1. of (marks a noun that possesses another noun and is not able to avoid possessing it)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
piemirst verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
pōchōcuauhtitech adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
nemigalla adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
Oud en Nieuw n. noun
  1. The celebrations around New Year's Eve and New Year's Day (literally, "Old and New").
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