Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2013/April

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This is the April archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2013.

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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
λοπαδοτεμαχοσελαχογαλεοκρανιολειψανοδριμυποτριμματοσιλφιοκαραβομελιτοκατακεχυμενο­κιχλεπι­κοσσυφοφαττοπεριστεραλεκτρυονοπτοκεφαλλιοκιγκλοπελειολαγῳοσιραιοβαφητραγανοπτερύγων (lopadotemakhoselakhogaleokranioleipsanodrimupotrimmatosilphiokarabomelitokatakekhumeno­kikhlepi­kossuphaphattoperisteralektruonoptokephalliokinglopeleiolagōiosiraiobaphētraganopterugōn) n. noun
  1. A dish created with the ingredients which make up its name. See the entry for a full list.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Handy n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
poo m., noun
  1. powder (fine particles made by grinding substance)
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
host m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
fart c., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
òmen m., noun
  1. man (adult male human)
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Foreign word of the day  in Afrikaans
slang noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Email n., noun
  1. enamel (opaque, glassy coating baked onto metal or ceramic objects)
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
aicme f., noun
  1. class (social grouping, based on job, wealth, etc.)
  2. family, tribe
  3. set, clique
  4. denomination (unit in a series of units of weight, money, etc.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
foxo m., noun
  1. pit (hole in the ground)
  2. trapping pit (a camouflaged pit used to capture large animals)
  3. moat (defensive ditch surrounding a fortification)
  4. (figurative) gap (difference between ideas, concepts or situations)
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
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(srw) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
jãsur noun
  1. the back of the thigh
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
fura-bolos m., noun
  1. (humorous) the index finger; literally: cake-piercer
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
estaferia f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
truco m., noun
  1. blow (act of striking or hitting)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
persan f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
grannon m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Maori
ōritetanga noun
  1. equality (equal treatment of people)
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
vecera f., noun
  1. (uncountable) a system whereby villagers take turns watching a communal herd
  2. the herd herded with this system
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
չիր (č’ir) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
charrador m., noun
  1. speaker (one who speaks)
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Foreign word of the day  in Romagnol
gal m., noun
  1. rooster (male domestic fowl)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
trasnochar verb
  1. to stay awake all night
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
castrexo adjective
  1. (archaeology) of or relating to a prehistoric culture which built fortified cities in northwestern Iberia
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
ပေါ့ (pau.) particle
  1. like (mild intensifier; used to mean "to say" or "to think")
  2. say (let's say: used to mark an example, supposition, or hypothesis)
  3. you know (used to confirm agreement or understanding at the end of a statement)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
en pañales adjective
  1. (idiomatic) in the very early stages of something; still green; wet behind the ears; literally: in diapers
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
unhar verb
  1. to scratch with a nail or claw
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Foreign word of the day  in Navajo
noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
panarra adjective
  1. (of a person) who eats a lot of bread, bread-loving
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
kroning f. noun
  1. coronation (the act or solemnity of crowning)
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