Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/June

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Sãotomense
sôtchi-flima noun
  1. an old rite of passage into adulthood, during which a boy was flogged by his father’s friends
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Foreign word of the day  in Karipúna Creole French
ladjig noun
  1. firm ground, where vehicles don’t bog down
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Foreign word of the day  in Principense
akara noun
  1. fried banana slices
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Foreign word of the day  in Tok Pisin
wara noun
  1. water
  2. river, stream
  3. flow of water
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
ragù f, noun
  1. a sauce for pasta containing meat cooked with sautéed vegetables in a liquid
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
stóll m, noun
  1. a stool, chair, throne
  2. (ecclesiastic) bishop's residence, see
  3. (Christianity, in the plural) the Thrones (a class of angels)
  4. a table for eating and drinking
  5. (especially in compounds) a stock (especially of weapons and ships), host, fleet
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
wiċċa m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌰𐍃𐌴𐌸𐍃 (manasēþs) f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in French
nimber verb
  1. (transitive) to surround with a halo or nimbus
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀορτή (aortḗ) f, noun
  1. (in the plural) the lower extremities of the windpipe
  2. (in the singular) aorta, the artery which proceeds from the left ventricle
  3. (in the plural) the arteries
  4. a knapsack that hangs from the shoulders
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Spendierhosen f pl, noun
  1. (idiomatic) A metaphorical representation of a feeling of generosity; literally “generosity trousers”.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
מִסְדְּרוֹן (misd'rón) m, noun
  1. (obsolete) A vestibule, foyer, anteroom.
  2. (modern) A corridor, hallway, hall.
  3. (by extension) A corridor: a narrow strip of land connecting a state to an area or to the sea.
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Foreign word of the day  in Creek
celokketv verb
  1. to (be able to) speak a language other than Creek
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
cihuāoquichtli anim, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Tupi
mimby noun
  1. a typical Brazilian indigenous flute
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
یلدا (Yaldâ) proper noun
  1. Yalda, an ancient winter solstice celebration
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
słitaśny adjective
  1. (humorous, usually sarcastic, slang) cute, lovely; cutesy, suggesting a stereotypical teenage-girl aesthetic.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
nahuatlato m, noun
  1. (historical) A person who spoke Nahuatl and Spanish and could serve as an interpreter.
  2. A person who speaks, studies or translates Nahuatl.
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
descortinar verb
  1. to reveal something by opening curtains
  2. (figuratively) to reveal (to show what was hidden or unknown)
  3. to observe a panorama
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Foreign word of the day  in Old East Slavic
ворогъ (vorogŭ) m, noun
  1. an enemy, foe
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
պաղպաղակ (pałpałak) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
vindicia f, noun
  1. (chiefly in the plural) a laying claim to (a thing, before the praetor, by both contending parties)
  2. a legal claim (made in respect to a thing, whether as one’s own property, or for its restoration to a free condition)
  3. provisional possession (for the duration of the vindicātiō, of the property so disputed)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
cippo m, noun
  1. an engraved stone serving as a memorial or marking a boundary
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
wordfæst adjective
  1. true to one's word, keeping one's word
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Hampelmann m, noun
  1. (toy) jumping-jack
  2. (hence) A person who is weak of will and easily influenced.
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
приказа́ть до́лго жить (prikazátʹ dólgo žitʹ) verb
  1. (euphemistic) to die (literally, to command to live long)
  2. (figuratively, of a non-living thing) to cease to exist
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
ysopado adjective
  1. blessed with a holy water sprinkler
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
chiquiuhchīuhqui anim, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
φολίς (pholís) f, noun
  1. (of reptiles) horny scale (opposed to λεπίς (lepís), used of fish’s scales)
  2. spot on a panther’s or leopard’s skin
  3. a bandage
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐍅𐌰𐌲𐌲𐍃 (waggs) m, noun
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