Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/December

This is the December archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2014.

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Foreign word of the day  in French
people m, noun
  1. (countable) A celebrity, a famous person. (From English people).
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Milchshake m, noun
  1. milkshake (from English milkshake)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
loverboy m, noun
  1. a male who starts a relationship with a young girl and provides material support to make her dependent on him, only to later demand repayment of that support, usually through forced prostitution (from English lover boy)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
chulipa f, noun
  1. (dated, Portugal) railway sleeper or tie (piece of timber laid crossways to and supporting the rails of a railroad; from English (railway) sleeper)
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
շվեյցար (šveycʿar) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
乒乒乓乓 (pīngpīngpāngpāng) noun
  1. Onomatopoeia (sound of sudden consecutive collisions, e.g. gun shots, door pounding, child running around, ping pong ball match)
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
자장가 (jajangga) noun
  1. lullaby (a soothing song to lull children to sleep)
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
thối adjective
  1. rotten
  2. fetid, putrid, stinking, foul-smelling (with the smell of a decomposing body, of rotting food, especially rotting fruit, or of dung)
  3. (of a bomb) unexploded
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Foreign word of the day  in Luxembourgish
Gof f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
żółć f, noun
  1. yellow (colour)
  2. (biochemistry) bile (liquid produced by the liver)
  3. bile (humour in medieval physiology)
  4. bile (ill temper)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
cocolin noun
  1. An edible viscous substance formerly found among certain aquatic plants, especially those of lake Texcoco.
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
huaso m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
διαίρεσις (diaíresis) f, noun
  1. divisibility
  2. (medicine) dissection
  3. (rhetoric) division or distribution of an argument into its component subjects or subtopics (known formerly as "heads")
  4. (poetry) division of a poetic line when the end of a word and a metrical foot coincide, diaeresis
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
qhallay verb
  1. to throw water using the hands
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
aestuō verb
  1. I am in agitation or violent commotion, move to and fro, writhe, rage, toss, boil up, heave.
  2. (of fire) I burn, blaze, rage.
  3. (of the effect of fire) I am warm or hot, swelter, glow, burn.
  4. (of water) I rise in waves or billows, surge, whirl, seethe.
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Foreign word of the day  in Sãotomense
kapwele noun
  1. a trap used to capture bats
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
banzáu m, noun
  1. an irrigation canal with water diverted from a river
  2. a dam used to divert water from a river
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
嘉年華 (jiāniánhuá) noun
  1. (regional) carnival; literally: good times
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Foreign word of the day  in Emilian
lumagòt m, noun
  1. slug (shell-less terrestrial mollusc)
  2. a short, stocky person
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܪܚܫܐ (rḥš, rḥšˀ) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
penikuorma noun
  1. (obsolete) A traditional measure of length equal to 10 versts.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
vátesz noun
  1. vates, seer (a poet or writer with prophetic faculty)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
weihnachten verb
  1. (impersonal) To be nearly Christmas; to have a Christmassy atmosphere.
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
sacrum n, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἀναβαίνω (anabaínō) verb
  1. to go up, mount
  2. (of land journeys) to go up from the coast into Central Asia
  3. (of things) to come to an end, turn out, result from
  4. to go upwards or onwards, to proceed
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
ôông pronoun
  1. (dialectal, Hà Tĩnh, dated) you (used to address one's grandfather)
  2. (dialectal, Hà Tĩnh, dated) he, him (used to address one's grandfather)
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Foreign word of the day  in Coast Miwok
ʔúlki noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
샅샅이 (satsachi) adverb
  1. thoroughly, in every nook and corner, everywhere
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
convalligiano m, noun
  1. someone who lives in the same valley as another person
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
sebastianismo m, noun
  1. (Portuguese and Brazilian folklore) the belief that King Sebastian of Portugal (1554–1578) will return from the dead to lead the Portuguese or Brazilian people as a messiah
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