Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2013/May

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
pinzimonio m., noun
  1. A mixture of olive oil, pepper and salt, into which small pieces of raw vegetables are dipped.
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἔαρ (ear) n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
נָטַל (natál) pa'al, verb
  1. To load (something on someone), to cause someone to bear (something).
  2. To take (grab and move to oneself).
  3. (Judaism) To pour water over (hands).
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
moleira m., noun
  1. the top of the head
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Foreign word of the day  in French
àquoibonisme m., noun
  1. A defeatist philosophy that doubts the utility of anything.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Sättigungsbeilage f., noun
  1. (East Germany) a starchy side dish, such as potatoes, noodles, or rice
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
arbòt m., noun
  1. the back of a shoe
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
red f., noun
  1. web, mesh
  2. (fishing) net
  3. trap, snare
  4. net, network
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
box m., noun
  1. the curtain or glass panes which separate the shower from the rest of the bathroom
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Foreign word of the day  in Romagnol
zil m., noun
  1. sky
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
usnu noun
  1. a stone structure located in the middle of town squares, used by the Inca as a throne during certain ceremonies
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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
sun verb
  1. to warm oneself by staying near a fire
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
garra m. and f., pronoun
  1. no (not any)
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
torga f., noun
  1. a pole tied horizontally to the head of a sheep, calf or pig so it doesn’t get through fences
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
irmandiño m., noun
  1. (historical) A member of any of the brotherhoods which revolted against nobility in 15th century Galicia.
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Foreign word of the day  in Navajo
kǫʼ noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
struggere verb
  1. to melt or liquify
  2. to consume slowly
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
loução adjective
  1. elegant (characterised by or exhibiting elegance)
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
sisiy verb
  1. (of ants) to spread; to propagate
  2. (figurative, of people) to assemble in large numbers to undertake a task
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
pâgn m. pl., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
herraj f., noun
  1. charcoal made from the stones of pressed olives
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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
ẽvã noun
  1. a path opened by an animal
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Foreign word of the day  in German
fremdschämen verb
  1. (reflexive, colloquial) to feel ashamed on someone else's behalf, to feel ashamed for someone else (e.g. because they don't feel ashamed of themselves) who has done something embarrassing
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
alfarrábio m., noun
  1. (often humorous or affectionate) a large and old book
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Foreign word of the day  in Romagnol
camsãnt m., noun
  1. graveyard; cemetery (place where the dead are buried)
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
T10
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Z2ss Z2ss
(pḏt psḏt) proper noun
  1. The Nine Bows; a generic term for the enemies of Egypt.
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Foreign word of the day  in French
ramoner verb
  1. to sweep a chimney
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
villakoiran ydin phrase
  1. (idiomatic) core of the issue, essence, trick, catch (inherent nature of an idea, especially one that is not apparent); literally: core of a poodle
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
giặt gỵa verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
швракопис (or švrȁkopīs) m., noun
  1. crabbed handwritting, cacography
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Foreign word of the day  in Lower Sorbian
znamje n., noun
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