Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2013/March

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
corvīnus adjective
  1. corvine; of or pertaining to crows or ravens
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Foreign word of the day  in Mandarin
(jiǒng) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Fachsprache noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
alcateia noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
へのへのもへじ (henohenomoheji) noun
  1. a face drawn using the hiragana characters he (へ), no (の), he (へ), no (の), mo (も), he (へ), and ji (じ)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ligurian
âa m., noun
  1. wing (appendage of an animal’s body that enables it to fly)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
cabisbaixo adjective
  1. having one’s head turned down, due to sadness
  2. crestfallen (sad because of a recent disappointment)
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
mustadûra noun
  1. the act of treading on grapes
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
desengaño m., noun
  1. Realization of the truth, especially after a period of deceit.
  2. disappointment; deception
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
allpayay verb
  1. to become soil
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
hen pronoun
  1. (neologism) a personal pronoun of unspecified gender; an alternative to hon ("she") or han ("he")
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Foreign word of the day  in Tok Pisin
long preposition
  1. Used to mark spatial direct objects that something is oriented in the manner of, where English would use to, toward, into, or onto
  2. Used to mark spatial direct objects that something is oriented in the location of, where English would use in, at, on, or near
  3. Used to mark indirect objects, or direct objects of intransitive verbs, where English would use to
  4. Used to mark spatial direct objects that something is oriented in the manner opposite of, extracted from, or away from, where English would use from or out of
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Foreign word of the day  in Romagnol
bur m., noun
  1. darkness (lack of light)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
adusto adjective
  1. (of land) scorched; parched
  2. wizened (lean and wrinkled by age or illness)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Tante-Emma-Laden m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
تازیک (Tâzik) noun
  1. (obsolete) Arab; Arabic
  2. (archaic) Persian (as opposed to Turk)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
dūstscēawung f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
nĩgpe verb
  1. to wash one’s hands
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
krnj (or крњ) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
نوروز (Nouruz) proper noun
  1. Nowruz, New Year in the Iranian/Zoroastrian calendar, celebrated on the spring equinox.
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
entruga f., noun
  1. question (sentence, phrase or word which asks for information)
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
stupajèr verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
gazmoño adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
maywaq noun
  1. caresser (one who caresses)
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Foreign word of the day  in Romagnol
alẓir adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
cometas f., pl., noun
  1. quotation marks (symbols used to denote a quotation in writing: “”, "", «», ‘’ or '')
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
uz f., noun
  1. heather (especially any of several shrub species in the genus Erica)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
mattonata f., noun
  1. A blow with a brick.
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
tẽevras f., pl., noun
  1. darkness (lack of light)
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Foreign word of the day  in Kurdish
azadî (or ئازادی) f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
slaapgebrek n., noun
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