Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/November

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
comprehendō verb
  1. I lay hold of something on all sides; take or catch hold of, grasp, grip.
  2. I seize upon in a hostile manner, lay hold of; occupy, capture (of a place); arrest, detain, apprehend, catch.
  3. (to a crime or deed) I discover, detect, come upon, reveal.
  4. I intercept a letter.
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
iäaidd adjective
  1. of an icy nature; like ice
  2. glacious
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
աստուճ (astuč) adjective
  1. dry (of bread)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
chināmitl noun
  1. A fence of canes or cornstalks.
  2. An area so enclosed, or the canes or cornstalks themselves.
  3. A chinampa, an agricultural strip.
  4. An urban division, the subunit of an altepetl.
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
宇宙 (yǔzhòu) noun
  1. roof, ridgepole and beams (of a house)
  2. heaven and earth; all under heaven; country
  3. (infinite) space and time
  4. the universe; the cosmos; macrocosm; space
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
οὐσία (ousía) f, noun
  1. that which is one's own, one's substance, property
  2. (philosophy) stable being, immutable reality
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
falordia f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in French
bof interjection
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Ostalgie noun f
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
cor de burro quando foge f, noun
  1. (humorous) an indistinct or nameless colour; literally: colour of a donkey when it flees
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
nonada f, noun
  1. A thing or event of little or no importance or value.
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Foreign word of the day  in Eton (Cameroon)
m̀vwǎd noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Luxembourgish
helleg adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
agitō verb
  1. I put something in motion, drive, impel; drive by rowing, row about; shake, throb.
  2. I brandish, wield.
  3. (of cattle) I drive, conduct; tend, control.
  4. (of animals) I hunt, chase, pursue.
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
加油 (jiāyóu) verb
  1. to oil; to lubricate;
  2. to refuel
  3. to make extra effort
  4. to cheer (a player) on; go ...
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Saxon
thrēgian verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
muhar noun
  1. Any of a group of various types of grass of genus Setaria
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
лытды́бр (lytdýbr) m-in
  1. (online slang, humorous) a blog posting about one’s daily life
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐌰𐌿𐌳𐌰𐌷𐌰𐍆𐍄𐍃 (audahafts) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Portuguese
hermida f, noun
  1. hermitage
  2. an isolated chapel, shrine or other sanctuary, often in the care of a hermit or anchorite
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Sasse f, noun
  1. (hunting) a low burrow in which hares rest and hide themselves
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
χειρονόμος (kheironómos) m, noun
  1. one who moves the hands in pantomimic gestures, a posture-master
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
magusto m, noun
  1. An Iberian festival, celebrated with roasted chestnuts and wine.
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Spanish
mortaldat f, noun
  1. mortality (death on a large scale)
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Foreign word of the day  in Lower Sorbian
pódomk m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
Ukko proper noun
  1. (mythology) The god of heaven in the Finnish mythology, often mentioned with the epithet ylijumala (supreme god).
  2. A male given name
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Foreign word of the day  in Ligurian
memöia f, noun
  1. memory (record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism)
  2. a book containing someone’s memories
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
biefstuk m, noun
  1. beefsteak, steak (from English beefsteak)
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Foreign word of the day  in Faroese
spikka verb
  1. (humorous) to speak English (from English speak)
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Foreign word of the day  in Gamilaraay
tharrawurra noun
  1. pants, trousers (from English trousers)
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