Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2013/October

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
cauriō verb
  1. I caterwaul like a cat in heat.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
pensar en la inmortalidad del cangrejo verb
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Foreign word of the day  in French
aise f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
φρονέω (phronéō) verb
  1. to think, to have understanding, to be wise, prudent
  2. to be minded in a certain way, to mean, intend, purpose
  3. to have a thing in one's mind, mind, take heed
  4. to be in possession of one's senses, to be sensible, to be alive
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
cantimplora f., noun
  1. flask, canteen (water bottle)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
šķīsts adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
ælfsogoþa m., noun
  1. a hiccup, heartache, or other disease ascribed to elvish influence.
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
bragaldån m., noun
  1. (informal) someone who wears baggy trousers
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
pedaleta f. noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
itacate m., noun
  1. (Mexico) food provisions, rations
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
perponto m., noun
  1. padding worn under armour
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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
ẽgje noun
  1. a trap with corn as bait
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
quimera f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Karipúna Creole French
ãxéne verb
  1. to chain (to fasten something with a chain)
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
khipu noun
  1. knot (looping of a piece of string)
  2. quipu (recording device, used by the Incas, consisting of intricate knotted cords)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
ilhuicaatl noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Mirandese
bibal m., noun
  1. nursery (place where the buds of trees, shrubs and vines are cultivated)
  2. a fox den
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Foreign word of the day  in Breton
ger m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐌿𐌻𐌱𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (ulbandus) m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
ljós n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
devesa f., noun
  1. a vast woodland, usually walled or fenced, whose trees are not very densely packed
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
singrar verb
  1. (now poetic) to sail; to cross the seas
  2. (figuratively) to thrive (to be successful)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
κατουλάς (katoulás) f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
jãnjãn verb
  1. to pray
  2. to sing hymns
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
contumāx adjective
  1. insolent, obstinate, stiff-necked
  2. (law) who refuses to appear in a court of law, in disobedience of a summons
  3. (of inanimate objects) unyielding, providing opposition
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Foreign word of the day  in Malay
air or اءير noun
  1. water (liquid H2O)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Boot n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
this interjection
  1. the sound a cat makes when preparing to attack something
  2. the sound of damp wood burning
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
rīċe n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ido
bone adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
mold f., noun
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