Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2013/February

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
ātlauhyoh noun
  1. a place full of ravines or cliffs
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
шпионома́ния (špionománija) f., noun
  1. spy mania, spy fever (paranoia about spies, fearmongering about the threat of foreign spies)
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
jökull m. noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
murciélago m. noun
  1. bat (winged mammal)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
hundrað n. noun
  1. a long hundred (120)
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
rupsahtaa verb
  1. to lose one's beauty or handsomeness, especially regarding the shape and firmness of body
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Foreign word of the day  in Ligurian
mogógno m. noun
  1. mumbling (inaudible or unintelligible speech)
  2. rambling (long meandering talk with no specific topic or direction)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
alaaf interjection
  1. A greeting used during carnaval.
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
lupo di mare m., noun
  1. seadog, old salt (an experienced sailor, literally "sea wolf")
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Foreign word of the day  in Mandarin
恭喜發財 (Pinyin: gōngxǐ fācái, simplified: 恭喜发财) phrase
  1. Happy New Year (congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous New Year)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
morrer na praia verb
  1. (idiomatic) To fail after trying hard and almost succeeding. Literally: “to die on the beach.”
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
råtta f., noun
  1. the failure of a dam or dyke
  2. a sea route
  3. an open passage in the snow
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
čeljáde or чеља́де n., noun
  1. human being, man, person (generally either male or female, adult or child)
  2. member of household
  3. (archaic) servant
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
باغ (bâğ) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
esgatinyar-se verb
  1. to fight mutually using scratches, in the manner of cats
  2. (figuratively) to have a catfight
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Kurzweil f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
pekoral f., noun
  1. A text written in a grandiloquent or pompous style but lacking literary quality, thus making it seem overly pretentious or ridiculous.
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Foreign word of the day  in Romagnol
fjór f., noun
  1. flower (reproductive structure in angiosperms)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
lediça f., noun
  1. Great joy; pleasure.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
winterdip m. noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
arborēscō verb
  1. I become a tree
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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
collie-shangie noun
  1. A quarrel, a fight.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
basamento m., noun
  1. the base of a column or another structure
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Foreign word of the day  in Ligurian
Confeugo m., proper noun
  1. A traditional Genoese event, occurring in the last Sunday before Christmas, in which the abbot and the political leaders of Genoa exchange greetings, and laurel logs and branches are burned in a public bonfire
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
nem que a vaca tussa adverb
  1. (idiomatic) Definitely not; by no means; not in a million years. Literally: not even if the cow coughs.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Blitzeis n., noun
  1. A coating of ice, caused by a downpour of freezing rain, that forms rapidly on exposed surfaces; black ice.
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
sâs m., noun
  1. rock (aggregate of solid mineral)
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Foreign word of the day  in French
chenapan m., noun
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