Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2015/December

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

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Foreign word of the day  in French
hypokhâgne f, noun
  1. (informal) The first year course, followed by khâgne, of the two-year academic cycle in France (called Classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles, Humanities section) whose aim is to prepare students for the entrance competition of the École normale supérieure in Paris.
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
خدای (xwdây) m, noun
  1. God


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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
dēfluō verb
  1. (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run down.
  2. (intransitive, in general) I move, float or swim downwards or downstream softly or gradually; flow or stream down; glide down, descend.
  3. (intransitive) I flow or pass away, drain off, cease flowing, disappear.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) I flow, come, pass.
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Foreign word of the day  in Indonesian
candi noun
  1. ancient temple (archeological site of former Hindu or Buddhist temple in Indonesia)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
verknallen verb
  1. (reflexive, colloquial) to become infatuated, to fall for, to get a crush
  2. (transitive, colloquial, of ammunition or explosives) to squander
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
cafuné m, noun
  1. (Brazil) the act of fondling someone's hair
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Spanish
azech m, noun
  1. Any of several metallic sulfates with distinct properties; vitriol.
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
山崩地裂 (shānbēng-dìliè) idiom
  1. describes how a place looks after a great natural catastrophe; massively destructive; literally: the mountains collapse and the earth splits open
  2. describes something that has prestige and is imposing; awesome
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
жале́йка f inan, noun
  1. zhaleika (Russian wind instrument)
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ถอดใจ (tɔ̀ɔt-jai) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
חנוכייה \ חֲנֻכִּיָּה (khanukiyá) noun
  1. hanukkiah (a nine-branched menorah used during Hanukkah)
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Foreign word of the day  in Tuvaluan
naakoo ee noun
  1. Said as encouragement before someone attempts to lift a heavy object.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
tocayo m, noun
  1. namesake (person having the same name)
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
svètitelj m, noun
  1. (Eastern Orthodoxy) a saint, especially an ascetic or monk who nurtures the ideal of education and dissemination of knowledge
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
jeugdsentiment n, noun
  1. The feeling or sentiment of youth; a youthful feeling
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
तारेक्ष m, noun
  1. astrolabe (astronomical and navigational instrument)
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
(miya) noun
  1. (Shinto) the place where a god resides: a shrine
  2. (Buddhism) a temple holding a Buddhist statue
  3. the place where a ruler resides: a palace
  4. a member of the imperial family
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Foreign word of the day  in Kilivila
sagali noun
  1. ceremonial distribution of yams etc., performed during rituals related to spirits of the dead
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
ptasie mleczko n, noun
  1. A type of confectionery, consisting of soft meringue covered with chocolate.
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
štědrovečerní adjective
  1. Christmas Eve's, connected with Christmas Eve (the evening on 24 December)
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ความรัก (kwaam-râk) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
θυρεός m, noun
  1. a stone put against a door to keep it shut, a door-stone
  2. a wide oblong shield (like a door), opp. to ἀσπίς (aspís, the round shield)
  3. (mathematics) oval
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
fu acis adverb
  1. under pretense, under the pretext
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
callo malayo m, noun
  1. (idiomatic) an uggo, an ugly person (literally "Malay callus")
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Saubermann m, noun
  1. (humorous, chiefly politics) "Mr. Clean" (Someone with a squeaky clean image or who cares about public morality.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
auld lang syne noun
  1. (idiomatic) Days gone by; former times.
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