Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2017/October

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
กล้วย ๆ (glûai-glûai) adjective
  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) simple, easy, effortless (literally, "banana-banana")
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
bringuelo adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
desconversar verb
  1. to change the subject, especially to avoid an uncomfortable topic
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
convolvulus m, noun
  1. the caterpillar of the vine moth
  2. Rutland beauty (a species of bindweed)
  3. (Medieval Latin) colic (severe pains that grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
der Leibhaftige m, noun
  1. (euphemistic) the Devil (literally, "the incarnate")
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
occalli noun
  1. a place where pulque is made or stored
  2. (colonial) a place where wine is made or stored; a wine cellar or winery
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
קָטֹן (katón) verb
  1. to be or become small
  2. to be unworthy
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
होतृ (hótṛ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Akan
adinkra noun
  1. adinkra cloth (cloth decorated with visual symbols representing concepts or aphorisms)
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Bokmål
viskelær n, noun
  1. eraser (US), rubber (UK)
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Foreign word of the day  in Punic
𐤎𐤐𐤈 (spṭ) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
nysse noun
  1. (colloquial) bus, particularly one that is part of the public transport system of Tampere, Finland
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