Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2012/October

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This is the October archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2012.

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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
ရှစ် ‎(hrac) numeral
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
entresemana adverb
  1. on a weekday (the days Monday through Friday)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
pūķis m., noun
  1. (archaic, mythology, religion) in old Latvian mythology, a household spirit that could be bought, bred, or stolen, and protected the wealth of his owner
  2. dragon, winged serpent (reptilian monster that spits fire and devours people and animals)
  3. kite (toy made usually of colored paper that flies in the air, and is controlled from below with a line)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Schadenfreude f. noun
  1. Malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune.
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
ibón m., noun
  1. tarn; a small mountain lake (especially one in the Aragonese Pyrenees)
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Foreign word of the day  in Mirandese
amouchado adjective
  1. having one’s head covered
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
güeyu m., noun
  1. eye
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Foreign word of the day  in Basque
elkarlan noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
morriña f., noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Fala
idel verb
  1. to say; to tell
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Foreign word of the day  in Extremaduran
trasantiel adverb
  1. three days ago; in the day before the day before yesterday
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Foreign word of the day  in Proto-Norse
ᚱᚢᚾᛟ ‎(runo) f. noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Georgian
კუდამოძუებული ‎(kudamojuebuli) adjective
  1. having one's tail between one's legs
  2. (figuratively) showing recent frustration
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
utgång c., noun
  1. exit, way out (for pedestrians)
  2. (card games) a move which causes the player to finish, e.g. by exceeding a certain number of points
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Foreign word of the day  in Rapa Nui
mo'ai noun
  1. Statue, statuette (especially one of the large stone statues on Easter Island).
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Foreign word of the day  in Guaraní
opy noun
  1. in Guaraní religion, a small chapel for praying
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
ninho de geada m., noun
  1. (agriculture, regional, Paraná, São Paulo state) A place where destructive frosts occur frequently; literally: a frost nest.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
carpeta f., noun
  1. folder (an organizer that papers are kept in)
  2. (computing) folder; directory (virtual container in a computer’s file system, in which files and other folders may be stored)
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Foreign word of the day  in Maori
te reo noun
  1. (idiomatic) the Māori language (literally, "the language")
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
Samhain f., noun
  1. November
  2. Samhain (Celtic festival); (more generally) the first of November.
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