Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/July

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܘܠܝܬܐ (wālīṯā) f, noun
  1. that which is due or right; what must be done
  2. appropriateness, decorum
  3. honor/honour, integrity, dignity
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
剩女 (shèngnǚ) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
zero à esquerda m, noun
  1. good-for-nothing, person of low worth or usefulness (literally, "zero on the left")
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Foreign word of the day  in Samoan
veve noun
  1. leaves placed over an oven as insulation
  2. (in the presence of a chief) a pig's liver
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Foreign word of the day  in French
pet-de-nonne m, noun
  1. a small choux pastry eaten especially during carnival season in France and Belgium (literally, "nun's fart")
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
mozkomor m anim, noun
  1. dementor (soulless creature which originally appeared in the Harry Potter books)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
xiuhtlahcuiloh noun
  1. the altepetl's scribe, illustrator of historical codices
  2. (colonial) a person who writes annals, a chronicler
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
злоумы́слить (zloumýslitʹ) pf, verb
  1. to plot with evil intent, to wish someone harm
  2. to lie in wait with intent to cause harm or injury
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Foreign word of the day  in Moksha
куд (kud) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ugaritic
𐎍𐎛𐎋 (lỉk) verb
  1. to send
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
Ἑλληνίζω (Hellēnízō) verb
  1. speak or write Greek, especially correct Greek
  2. make Greek, Hellenize
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Foreign word of the day  in Lao
ບຸນບັ້ງໄຟ (bun bang-fai) noun
  1. rocket festival, celebrated at the beginning of the rainy season in Laos
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
r
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(r) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
seanchas m, noun
  1. the body of historical and genealogical information handed down by tradition
  2. storytelling, gossiping, chatting
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
szajré noun
  1. (slang) stolen goods
  2. (slang, sometimes humorous) stuff (miscellaneous items)
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
خرما (xormâ) noun
  1. date (fruit)
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Foreign word of the day  in Maori
pītau noun
  1. frond, shoot
  2. spiral carving
  3. figurehead on a canoe with such a carving, or a canoe with such a figurehead
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
sociofraudus m, noun
  1. deceiver of one's friends
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
unikeko noun
  1. dormouse
  2. someone who sleeps later than others; a sleepyhead
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Foreign word of the day  in Mycenaean Greek
𐀕𐀼𐀙 (me-za-na) f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Wembley-Tor n, noun
  1. (soccer) a ghost goal, in which it is not clear whether the ball crossed the line
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
ကျဉ်း (kyany:) adjective / verb
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