Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2013/January

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
새해 복 많이 받으세요! (saehae bok manhi bateuseoyo!) phrase
  1. Happy New Year! (literally, "please receive much fortune in the new year")
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
palam preposition
  1. openly in the presence of someone, openly before someone
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Foreign word of the day  in French
amarsir verb
  1. (of a spacecraft) To land on the surface of the planet Mars.
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
Νεφελοκοκκυγία (Nephelokokkugia) f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Tahitian
mania adjective
  1. (of the sea or weather) calm
  2. (figuratively) serene, tranquil, peaceful (state of mind)
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Foreign word of the day  in Luganda
ekyúma noun
  1. Any object made of iron.
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܦܝܙܐ (payzāʼ) m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
sinighèla f., noun
  1. A dead silkworm
  2. Bloody bait for fishing.
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Foreign word of the day  in Manx
çhengey f., noun
  1. language, speech
  2. (anatomy) tongue
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Foreign word of the day  in French
vasistas m., noun
  1. transom (a crosspiece over a door), from German was ist das (“what is that”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
アルバイト (arubaito) noun
  1. part-time job; from German Arbeit (work; job)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
cuca f., noun
  1. (South Brazil) Streuselkuchen (a cake made of yeast dough covered with sweet crumb topping); from German Kuchen (cake)
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Foreign word of the day  in Bulgarian
абитуриент (abituriént) m., noun
  1. A male student in his last year at a high school, a senior-year boy. From German Abiturient (A pupil who is taking, or has taken and passed, the Abitur).
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
stambecco m., noun
  1. ibex (mammal); from German Steinbock (ibex)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
föhn m., noun
  1. hair dryer
  2. foehn (a warm dry wind on the leeward side of a mountain); from German Föhn (hair dryer; foehn)
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
մարշրուտ (maršrut) noun
  1. route, itinerary, path, course; ultimately from German Marschroute (route of marching)
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
compromiso m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
sweart adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
Harppi-Saksa proper noun
  1. (colloquial) East Germany (literally "compass-Germany", named for the compass in the East German flag)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
pedra no sapato f., noun
  1. a minor but constant problem; an annoyance (literally a "stone in the shoe")
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
quelcom pronoun
  1. something
  2. (in questions) anything
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
drikkepenge plural only, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
ciabatta f., noun
  1. slipper, mule
  2. ciabatta (flat bread)
  3. power strip (electrical)
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Foreign word of the day  in Tongan
huhu noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ligurian
öo m., noun
  1. gold (heavy yellow elemental metal of great value)
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
agåccia f., noun
  1. needle (long, thin, sharp implement used in sewing)
  2. a pole placed on hills to prevent landslides
  3. a pole for supporting bridges
  4. a pole for reinforcing buildings
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
im m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
milieu n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Angel f., noun
  1. fishing rod
  2. hinge (a jointed or flexible device that allows the pivoting of a door, window, etc.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
بیابان (biâbân) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
hemester c., noun
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