Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2013/July

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
skämskudde c., noun
  1. (humorous) a real or imagined pillow used to cope with the awkward feeling caused by witnessing something embarrassing; literally "embarrassment pillow".
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
cachotaría f., noun
  1. dry-stone (stones interlocked without mortar, as a building method)
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Foreign word of the day  in French
nuée f., noun
  1. (chiefly formal or literary) thick cloud
  2. cloud (of arrows, insects)
  3. horde, host, swarm (of people, birds, enemies etc.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
szökőár noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
verpönt adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
curiosare verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
балаболка (balabólka) m., f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
bàcati or ба̀цати verb
  1. (transitive) to throw, cast (also figuratively)
  2. (transitive) to throw out, discard
  3. (reflexive) to throw oneself
  4. (sports) to put the shot, throw (spear, discus etc.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
horreō verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Old French
estre verb
  1. to be
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Foreign word of the day  in Slovene
zamàn adverb
  1. in vain; without success
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
cyfiawnder m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
skūpsts m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Maori
Wīwī proper noun
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Foreign word of the day  in West Frisian
freon noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
emō verb
  1. (transitive) I buy, purchase.
  2. (figuratively) I acquire, procure.
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Foreign word of the day  in French
pain m., noun
  1. bread
  2. food
  3. bread-and-butter needs, basic sustenance; breadwinner
  4. (informal) punch (a hit with the fist)
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
bomber m., noun
  1. firefighter (person whose job is to put out fires)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
pee m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Tahitian
one noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
fame f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Ausschlusskategorie f., noun
  1. category of people or things that are excluded
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
sinniht f., noun
  1. (poetic) everlasting night, eternal night
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
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(bddw k3) m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
bèlāj or бѐла̄ј m., noun
  1. misfortune, calamity, trouble
  2. (in phrases) devil
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Foreign word of the day  in Karipúna Creole French
ago interjection
  1. may I come in?
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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
vánvan verb
  1. to knock a fruit down from a tree
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
þrymm noun
  1. force, power, glory
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
puertu m., noun
  1. a port, harbour
  2. a mountain pass
  3. a pasture located in high ground
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
käftis c., noun
  1. (slang) a dentist.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
kavicsos adjective
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