Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2013/September

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
helvus adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
kuningas noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Mirandese
maias f. pl., noun
  1. chestnuts eaten during May Day, in superstitious belief that they will bring luck and prevent headaches in the coming year.
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
totoltepohua verb
  1. to count eggs
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Foreign word of the day  in Afrikaans
leerarea noun
  1. area of learning; specific educational discipline
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Foreign word of the day  in Swahili
udevu noun
  1. beard hair (in plural, beard)
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
farlòc m., noun
  1. a naïve person; someone easily tricked
  2. something fake, bogus
  3. foreigner (person from another country)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
all’amatriciana adjective
  1. (of a pasta sauce) made with tomato and guanciale (or pancetta), garlic and parsley
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
feigr adjective
  1. near to death
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀκτή (aktē) f., noun
  1. headland, cape, promontory
  2. any raised place
  3. (poetic) corn (grains of cereal crops)
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Foreign word of the day  in French
estimer verb
  1. (transitive) to estimate, to calculate roughly
  2. (transitive) to esteem, to hold in high regard
  3. (transitive) to give some thought to, to consider
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
muiñeira f., noun
  1. a traditional dance and musical genre of Galicia, characterised by a 6/8 tempo, lively, choreographic dancing and the use of bagpipes.
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
tinkurqoy verb
  1. to run into someone who is needed
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
wlanc adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
requiebro m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
achiperres m. pl., noun
  1. tools and equipment used for a particular activity.
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
живность (žívnost’) f., noun
  1. (colloquial) small living creatures collectively
  2. (colloquial) poultry
  3. (colloquial) small cattle; sheep and goats
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
xihuitl noun
  1. Year.
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Foreign Word of the Day’s one-year anniversary.

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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
jẽnjẽn verb
  1. to feed (to give food)
  2. to tame (to make tame)
  3. to fool; to trick; to deceive
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
vadoso adjective
  1. (of a body of water) full of shallows
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
postremeiro adjective
  1. last (coming after all others)
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Foreign word of the day  in Karipúna Creole French
gholut noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
mortera f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
matlequiquiztlazqui noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
bryngaer m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Mirandese
tascar verb
  1. to remove the bast from a flax plant.
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
unnr f., noun
  1. a wave (an undulation in a body of water)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ligurian
éuggio m., noun
  1. eye (organ by which means animals see)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
aeruginosus adjective
  1. rusty, full of rust
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
céile m., noun
  1. servant, bondsman, subject
  2. (legal) liege, vassal, the recipient of a fief
  3. fellow, companion, neighbour
  4. husband
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