Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2017/July

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This is the July archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2017.

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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
碧眼童顏 (bìyǎntóngyán) idiom
  1. Describes a person who is old, but still has a youthful face.
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
gift n, noun and adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
plant m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Tzotzil
ants noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
meerkat f, noun
  1. guenon (one of a number of monkeys in the genus Cercopithecus)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old French
cooing m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
มัน (man) pronoun
  1. A third-person pronoun used to refer to an animal.
  2. (often deemed informal) A third-person pronoun used to refer to an inanimate object.
  3. (sometimes offensive) A third-person pronoun used to refer to a person of lower status.
  4. (derogatory, offensive) A third-person pronoun used to refer to any person.
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Foreign word of the day  in French
colon m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
χορηγός (khorēgós) m, noun
  1. A chorus leader in a play.
  2. Generally, the leader of a train or band.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
kleinkinderwens m, noun
  1. the wish or desire to have grandchildren
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
bruar verb
  1. to roar, to bellow
  2. to grunt
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
戦く (ononoku) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in German
verschlimmbessern verb
  1. (colloquial) to make something worse in an honest but failed attempt to improve it
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
hancrēd m, noun
  1. the period of the early morning when roosters begin to crow
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
दीवाना (dīvānā) m, adjective and noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
pocotón m, noun
  1. (Venezuela, Colombia, slang) A large amount of something.
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
кове́ркать (kovérkatʹ) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
aliēnō verb
  1. I change the nature of a person or thing into something else.
  2. I make something the property of another.
  3. I make foreign, remove, separate.
  4. I cast off, estrange, make enemies.
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
msq t
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(msqt-sḥdw) f, noun
  1. a region of the sky to which a dead king was said to ascend, most likely the Milky Way
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
cenerentola f, noun
  1. A girl who is mistreated and made to perform humble tasks; a Cinderella.
  2. (by extension, feminine only) The last or most neglected member of a group.
  3. (feminine only) A ballet shoe.
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
Bụt proper noun
  1. A wise and kind old man, usually depicted with a white beard and clothes, who often appears when a main character in a folkloric tale is crying aloud for help.
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Foreign word of the day  in Icelandic
frekur adjective
  1. aggressively assertive or demanding; pushy
  2. (of animals) difficult to handle, wild
  3. taking up too much space
  4. (of a quantity of time or space) too much, overly long
  5. (of a quantity of time or space) slightly more than; over
  6. (in comparative) more, further
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Foreign word of the day  in Akan
nkran noun
  1. a kind of ant that can sting severely; fire ant
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Foreign word of the day  in Coptic
ϩⲟⲟⲩⲧ (hoout) adjective and noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
ροσόλι (rosóli) n, noun
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