Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/August

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This is the August archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2015.

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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
datlovat verb
  1. (informal) to typewrite in an awkard, unskilled way
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
wā lā wā interjection
  1. alas, oh woe
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Foreign word of the day  in French
grasse matinée f, noun
  1. (idiomatic) sleep-in, lie-in (period spent lying in bed for longer than usual)
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
กฎหมาย (kot mai) verb
  1. (archaic) to document; to note down; to record; to write down.
  2. (archaic) to command; to direct; to instruct; to order.
  3. (archaic) to delimit.
  4. (archaic) to issue (a document, letter, etc.).
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
被爆者 (hibakusha) noun
  1. hibakusha: a victim of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima or Nagasaki during World War II
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
s mH
(smḥ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Spanish
jargonça f, noun
  1. A variety of zircon regarded as a gemstone.
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
bitaite m, noun
  1. (informal, Portugal) opinion, commentary (unfounded, or of little value)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
μύρον n, noun
  1. any sweet juice distilled from plants and used for unguents or perfumes
  2. unguent, sweet oil, balsam
  3. place where unguents were sold, perfumery
  4. (metaphoric) anything graceful, charming, lovely
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
termes m, noun
  1. a branch or bough of a tree, especially one severed thence
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Foreign word of the day  in German
zweierlei adverb
  1. In two manners, in a double sense.
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
کور (kor) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
бра́тина f inan, noun
  1. (historical) "Bratina", a traditional Russian wooden or copper pitcher for dispensing beer or kvass at festivals or large dinners, wine bowl, loving cup
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܩܠܦܬܐ (qlāp̄ā, qlāp̄tā) f, noun
  1. any outer covering able to be peeled off; peel, husk, rind, chaff, pod, shell
  2. tree bark, fish scale, egg shell
  3. (pathology) scab, scale, flake of skin
  4. talc
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Foreign word of the day  in Latvian
zviegt verb
  1. (only 3rd person, of horses) to neigh, to whinny (to produce a horse's typical cry)
  2. to laugh out loud, uproariously
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ทางตัน (thang tan) noun
  1. street, lane, etc., closed at one end.
  2. position or situation in which progress is impossible.
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Georgian
მაშკი (mašḳi) noun
  1. covering (made of skins)
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Foreign word of the day  in Kilivila
kailagila noun
  1. hearthstone; three or four stones which are placed round a fireplace in order to support cooking pots etc.
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Foreign word of the day  in Moksha
лоськофтф (losʹkoftf) adjective
  1. squirted, ejected (of a liquid)
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
antīquō verb
  1. I leave it in its ancient state, restore something to its former condition.
  2. (law, of a bill) I reject, vote in favour of the rejection of.
  3. (Ecclesiastical Latin) I make old.
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
орёл m anim, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
ȳþlāf f, noun
  1. what is left by the waves; detritus on the shore
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Schlackenlosigkeit f, noun
  1. (metallurgy) slaglessness, the quality of being free of slag
  2. (figuratively) immaculateness, spotlessness, the quality of being free of any undesired elements or contents
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
zamordyzm m inan, noun
  1. (pejorative, informal) authoritarianism; government or management through strict discipline and severe punishment of dissent
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