Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/December

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This is the December archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2016.

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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
fluentisonus adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ขวากหนาม (kwàak-nǎam) noun
  1. hindrance, obstacle (literally, "caltrop and thorn")
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
s'ha acabat el bròquil phrase
  1. Used to indicate that something has ended, like a deception or someone's life. (literally, "there's no more broccoli")
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
βρεκεκεκέξ (brekekekéx) interjection
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Rosenkrieg m, noun
  1. A particularly acrimonious divorce or breakup of a relationship (literally, a "war of roses").
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
ぬるぽ (nurupo) interjection
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
desbarrancar verb
  1. to throw off a cliff
  2. to crush
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Foreign word of the day  in Koorete
aja noun
  1. bow (weapon)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
muccaidecht f, noun
  1. herding swine; the office of being a swineherd
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
sincġiefa m, noun
  1. (poetic) a lord; the giver of treasures to his thanes
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Focus week: Gift-giving

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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
yapa noun
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Focus week: Gift-giving

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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
दान (dāna) n, noun
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Focus week: Gift-giving

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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
calennig m, f noun
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Focus week: Gift-giving

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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
schenken verb
  1. to give as a present, to gift
  2. to pour
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Belgium:
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Foreign word of the day  in Chichewa
-pereka verb
  1. return something that someone has borrowed, hand over something to someone that is already theirs
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
צְדָקָה (ts'daká) f, noun
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Focus week: Gift-giving

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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
karácsonyi adjective
  1. Of or relating to Christmas.
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Foreign word of the day  in Kohistani Shina
بك (bak) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
あっと言う間 (at to iu ma) noun
  1. blink of an eye, nothing flat (very short period of time; literally "the time it takes to say ah")
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