Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2014/October

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
俱樂部 (jùlèbù) noun
  1. club; group; organisation; literally: all-happy place
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Dachswelpe m, noun
  1. young badger, badger puppy
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
갈림길 (gallimgil) noun
  1. forked road, the fork of a road
  2. (figuratively) crossroads, turning point or opportunity to change direction, course, or goal
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
excidō verb
  1. I fall out, from or down, tumble to the ground, collapse, break down, drop
  2. I fall out or from involuntarily, slip out, escape
  3. I differ from someone's opinion, disagree with, dissent
  4. I am lost or forgotten, pass away, perish, disappear
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
antaño adverb
  1. (now rare) last year
  2. in the past, in the old days, of yore
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
acontecer nas melhores famílias verb
  1. (impersonal) used to comfort a person who is excessively disappointed with his mistake
  2. (impersonal) describes something people from all walks of life may have to go through; literally: to happen in the best families
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
ciężarówka f, noun
  1. lorry (US: truck)
  2. (humorous) pregnant woman
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
كَبَرَ (kabara) verb
  1. to be older than.
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
πρέπω (prépō) verb
  1. to be clearly seen, to be visible or conspicuous among a number
  2. to be heard
  3. to smell strong
  4. to be conspicuously like, to be like, to resemble
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Foreign word of the day  in French
racaille f, noun
  1. (derogatory) People, mainly young and from the inner city, who engage in antisocial behaviour; rabble, riffraff; rascals.
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
gattara f, noun
  1. a woman who feeds stray cats; cat lady
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Foreign word of the day  in Luxembourgish
Eed m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Aragonese
chicotén m, noun
  1. (music) a type of psaltery used in the Pyrenees
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
թակարդ (tʿakard) noun
  1. trap, snare, net (contraption for catching animals)
  2. (figuratively) trap, snare, trick (design to trick people)
  3. (figuratively) trap (space or circumstance impossible to escape from)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
珊瑚 (shānhú) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Maltese
qroqqa f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
κολοφών (kolophṓn) m, noun
  1. summit, top, finishing
  2. a type of playing ball
  3. (according to Hesychius) jackdaw, daw, grackle
  4. (according to Hesychius) a type of sea-fish
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
quilitōn noun
  1. A small species parrot, either the Mexican parrotlet, Forpus cyanopygius, or the olive-throated parakeet, Eupsittula nana.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
negédes adjective
  1. (dated, literary) demure, dainty, affected (simulated in order to impress)
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Foreign word of the day  in Lower Sorbian
srjejź preposition
  1. in the middle of
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Popanz m, noun
  1. A scary person one shouldn’t take for serious, sometimes a funny figure, scarecrow or hay-man.
  2. A being without will.
  3. A person that is scared of others.
  4. Bragger, fool
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
رجا (rajā) verb
  1. to hope (to want something to happen)
  2. transitive, with conjunction أن‎, to implore, to beg, to ask someone to do something.
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
안성맞춤 (anseongmatchum) noun
  1. perfect fitting; perfection; ideal place or object
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
baguala f, noun
  1. (music) a genre of folk music of northeastern Argentina
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
ճոն (čon) noun
  1. (dialectal) a craftsman making clothing from leather, fur (i.e. hats, fur coats, etc.)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
tronie f, noun
  1. (slang, Netherlands) a face, especially one with an unpleasant or unprepossessing look or expression
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
fjortis c, noun
  1. (slang) a (female) teenager prone to immature or shallow behavior
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Foreign word of the day  in Belarusian
дапытлівы (dapytlivy) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
abafador m, noun
  1. any person or device which snuffs or prevents the spread of fire
  2. cosy (covering put on an item to keep it warm)
  3. anything that muffles sound
  4. (Portuguese folklore) a person whose job is to smother the moribund on their deathbed
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