Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/July

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
لاجورد (lâjavard, lâjvard) noun
  1. (mineralogy) lapis lazuli
  2. azure, lapis lazuli (color)
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
brîv m, noun
  1. a small bundle of cloth containing a relic
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Foreign word of the day  in Ligurian
çitæ f, noun
  1. city (large settlement)
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Foreign word of the day  in Mòcheno
vèlt n, noun
  1. field (wide, open space used to grow crops or hold animals)
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Foreign word of the day  in Romagnol
gat m, noun
  1. cat (Felis silvestris catus, a domesticated feline commonly kept as a house pet)
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Foreign word of the day  in Sicilian
piccaturi m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Cimbrian
balt m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Venetian
freschin m, noun
  1. the smell of rotten fish and eggs
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
nōchoctli noun
  1. An alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of the prickly pear.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
ēminus adverb
  1. at long range, beyond reach
  2. aloof
  3. from afar
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Selbstheirat f, noun
  1. Marriage to oneself.
  2. (anthropology) Marriage within one's family or social group.
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
alcanzia f, noun
  1. (historical) a small earthen ball filled with flowers, ashes and colourful strips thrown by horsemen at each other during jousts
  2. (historical) an earthen grenade
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Foreign word of the day  in Old East Slavic
ꙗзꙑкъ (jazykŭ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
toro embolado m, noun
  1. a bull with balls of burning material attached to its horns
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
ilhuicac chāneh anim, noun
  1. Someone who resides in heaven.
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
cipolla f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
blót n, noun
  1. (Heathenry, especially in the plural) idolatry
  2. (Heathenry) sacrifice, sacrificial feast
  3. (Heathenry) idol, amulet
  4. swearing, cursing
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Foreign word of the day  in Akkadian
𒅈𒂵𒌋𒌋𒉡 (argamannu) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Turkish
topik noun
  1. a kind of meze made of tahini (sesame paste), chickpea, potato and onion
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
מֶלֶךְ‏ (mélekh) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
phăng-tê-di verb
  1. (chiefly music) to improvise; to tweak
  2. to engage in sweet nothings; to speak romantically and playfully
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
madfall f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Armenian
սեխ (sex) noun
  1. muskmelon (the fruit of Cucumis melo)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
sorteira f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Luxembourgish
Fixspoun m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
dæsa verb
  1. to sigh or groan deeply, to heave a sigh
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle Armenian
մաշկաթեւ (maškatʿew) noun
  1. bat
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
na wczoraj adverb
  1. As soon as possible, implying the deadline is already over.
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
богаты́рь (bogatýrʹ) m anim, noun
  1. bogatyr, a medieval Russian heroic warrior.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
galán adjective
  1. gallant
  2. (colloquial, Mexico, El Salvador) nice, enviable, without worries (said of a situation)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
水銀 (shuǐyín) noun
  1. mercury, quicksilver
  2. (poetic) moon
  3. (poetic) glob, drop of water
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