Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/April

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This is the April archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2014.

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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
praesul m, noun
  1. public dancer who dances in leaps
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Foreign word of the day  in Kamayurá
meyũ noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Gedankenwelt f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aramaic
ססא (sāsā) c, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
company m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Romagnol
bus m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old High German
ēra f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Mòcheno
ork noun
  1. ogre (type of brutish giant from folk tales)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old French
duel m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Martuthunira
mama noun
  1. paternal uncle, one’s father’s brother
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Foreign word of the day  in Estonian
tool noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
xōchimicqui anim, noun
  1. A sacrificial victim, especially a prisoner of war offered in sacrifice.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Selbstverkleinerung f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aramaic
חוטמא (xwTm) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
גִּזְבָּר (gizbár) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
pulya adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Georgian
კოლტი (kolti) noun
  1. a herd of pigs, oxen or camels
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
πολιτεία (politeía) f, noun
  1. the relation in which a citizen stands to the state, the condition and rights of a citizen, citizenship
  2. the life and business of a statesman, government, administration
  3. civil polity, the condition or constitution of a state
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
ضَبٌّ (ḍabb) m, noun
  1. spiny-tailed lizard (any lizard of the genus Uromastyx)
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
火鼠 (hinezumi) noun
  1. a fire-rat: an imaginary creature of ancient China resembling a white rat, thought to live in the volcanoes of the South China Sea and to have fireproof fur
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Foreign word of the day  in Gamilaraay
yarrangan noun
  1. A kind of edible grub.
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Foreign word of the day  in French
bâter verb
  1. (transitive) To put on a packsaddle
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
sinciput n, noun
  1. half a head
  2. a cheek or half the jowl of a smoked hog
  3. the brain
  4. (loosely) the head
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
צִ׳יק צָ׳ק (chik-chak) adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
dictablanda f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
cozinhar o galo verb
  1. (Brazil, colloquial, idiomatic) not to do anything productive; to fool around; literally: to cook the rooster
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Foreign word of the day  in Mandarin
木乃伊 (mùnǎiyī) noun
  1. mummy (embalmed corpse)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
spjall n, noun
  1. saying, tale
  2. (poetic, especially in the plural) words, tales, tidings
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Foreign word of the day  in Kanoé
kañoe noun
  1. a curassow bone with macaw feathers used as a nasal septum piercing
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
շահնշահ (šahnšah) noun
  1. (historical) shahanshah (title given to the rulers of ancient Persia and sometimes of Armenia)
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