Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/January

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀδάμας (adámas) adjective
  1. unconquerable
  2. not to be broken, inflexible
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
sīpols m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
bánh noun
  1. any sweet, salty, or savory food prepared from flour (especially rice flour) or pressed grains (such as glutinous rice) and cooked by steaming, baking, frying, deep-frying, or boiling; a pastry, cake, bread, dumpling, noodle, wafer, or pudding
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
fèr la iêna verb
  1. to act evilly and cruelly; literally: to act like a hyena.
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Bewegungsstörung f., noun
  1. disruption of movement, disturbance of movement, interruption of movement
  2. (medicine) movement disorder
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
tlazōlolōlōlōnitōn inan., noun
  1. a small rake for raking straw
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Foreign word of the day  in French
engatse m., noun
  1. (Marseille) problem, snag, nightmare, difficulty
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
i n
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D19
(jnˤ) m., noun
  1. chin [Old & Early Middle Egyptian]
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
milzis m., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Archi
ллъон (ɬːon) numeral
  1. five (when counting sheep)
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Languages of Russia week.

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Foreign word of the day  in Khanty
мәрӑх (ma̋răx) noun
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Languages of Russia week.

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Foreign word of the day  in Tatar
Sabantuy noun
  1. the name of a Tatar national holiday; literally: plow party
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languages of Russia week

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Foreign word of the day  in Mansi
ма̄ () noun
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Languages of Russia week.

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Foreign word of the day  in Bashkir
аҡбуҙ (aqbuð) adjective
  1. (of horses) blue gray
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Languages of Russia week.

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Foreign word of the day  in Adyghe
апс (āps) noun
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Languages of Russia week.

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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
арба́ (arbá) f inan, noun
  1. araba (a horse- or bullock-drawn cart with two large wheels)
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Languages of Russia week.

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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
vrieskou f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
scītāmenta m pl, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
sobraçar verb
  1. to carry under one’s arm
  2. (figuratively) to support a cause or idea
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Foreign word of the day  in German
vorkantscher adjective
  1. Pre-Kantian, coming before Immanuel Kant, the philosopher.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
feestbeest n., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
мазга́н (mazgán) m inan, noun
  1. (Israel, colloquial) air conditioner, A/C, often equipped with a heating element
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
τρίβος (tríbos) m f, noun
  1. a worn or beaten track, road, path
  2. (figuratively) a path of life
  3. a rubbing, attrition
  4. a hollow socket made by friction
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
hljóð n, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
R19 m S22
N33B N33B N33B
(ḏˤm) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
ȳþ f, noun
  1. wave (of water)
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Foreign word of the day  in Gamilaraay
yithiyan noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
chateau migraine m, noun
  1. (humorous) cheap or poor quality wine, said to give one a headache
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
compluvium n, noun
  1. a rectangular open space in the middle of a Roman house, which collected rain water falling on the surrounding roof and conducted it to a basin (impluvium) placed below.
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
boca livre m, f, noun
  1. (informal, Brazil) a party or other social event where there is free food
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
refrigerio m, noun
  1. pleasant sensation of coolness when one is hot
  2. (figuratively) solace (comfort or consolation in a time of distress)
  3. snack (light meal)
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