Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/February

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
hórreo m, noun
  1. a granary placed on top of pillars
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
παραβολή (parabolḗ) f, noun
  1. a placing of two things side by side, juxtaposition
  2. comparison, illustration, analogy
  3. parable, proverb
  4. side by side meeting or engagement, broadside
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
esfuecha f, noun
  1. (Ayer, Cabranes, Parres, Sobrescobiu, Mieres, Taberga, central) the act of husking maize
  2. (Ḷḷena, Llangréu, Ayer, Taberga) a gathering of people to husk maize
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen phrase
  1. A-okay (often with an implication that problems are being ignored or glossed over); literally: peace, joy, pancakes
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
s p
V1
(sp(j)) verb
  1. to tie with rope, to bind
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
xochihcualcuauhtlah noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Albanian
vyshkem verb
  1. I wither, I decay, I wilt, I welk.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
huitlacoche m, noun
  1. (Mexico) corn smut (fungus that affects maize, eaten as a delicacy)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
tresler verb
  1. to read a work many times
  2. to read (to interpret or infer a meaning, significance, thought, intention)
  3. to become crazy due to reading something too many times
  4. to blow smoke (to speak nonsense)
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
רָקִיעַ (rakía) m, noun
  1. Firmament, sky, heavens: the concave surface on which the heavenly bodies appear to move.
  2. (mythology) Firmament: a surface separating the various levels of heaven.
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
gull n, noun
  1. (uncountable, not used in plural form) gold
  2. (countable) a jewel, thing of value, especially a finger-ring
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Foreign word of the day  in Hawaiian
puke noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Mist m, noun
  1. manure (domestic animals’ excrement mixed with hay)
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
afraid adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Kaingang
to kry verb
  1. to oppose (to object to)
  2. to bicker with
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
dream m, noun
  1. crowd, group of people, party (group of people traveling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity)
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Foreign word of the day  in Karipúna Creole French
bug noun
  1. boy (young male human)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
hospitium n., noun
  1. A hospitable reception, entertainment, hospitality
  2. The tie of hospitality, relation of host and guest
  3. friendship, bond
  4. A place of entertainment for strangers; lodgings, inn, guest-chamber, poorhouse
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
πρωτοστάτης (prōtostátēs) m, noun
  1. one who stands first, especially the first man on the right of the line; right-hand man
  2. (metaphoric) the chief or leader of a party
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
cacahuapozōnallōtl noun
  1. The foam formed on cacao drink
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Foreign word of the day  in Faroese
hjallur m, noun
  1. outhouse for drying and storing (two sides being made of laths, so that the wind can blow through)
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
tȅl (or те̏л) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
equipal m, noun
  1. (historical) A ground-level seat used by Aztec rulers in the manner of a throne.
  2. (Mexico) A type of reed or wicker chair with a leather-sheathed seat and back.
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Foreign word of the day  in Central Nahuatl
Mēxihco proper noun
  1. Tenochtitlan; an altepetl and capital of the Aztec empire.
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Foreign word of the day  in French
quinconce m, noun
  1. A quincunx, a group of five items arranged in a square with one in the middle.
  2. (by extension) A plantation made at equal distances in a straight row, giving multiple alleys of trees in different directions.
  3. (by extension) A place planted in this manner.
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
cadeirado m, noun
  1. a building or room’s set of chairs or pews
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
verkering f, noun
  1. (Netherlands) The state of having a relationship, of going out together.
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Foreign word of the day  in Luxembourgish
Jeeër f, noun
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