Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2016/August

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

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Foreign word of the day  in French
aboiement m, noun
  1. bark (sound made by a dog)
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
קוועטשן (kvetshn) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Norse
læknishǫnd f, noun
  1. (poetic) a healing hand
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
kortheidshalve adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Quechua
khallkachikuy verb
  1. to hurt one’s feet by walking barefoot on gravel
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ประชามติ (bprà-chaa-má-dtì) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
hipergaleguismo m, noun
  1. a Galician word that is formed by adapting a Spanish word incorrectly
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Foreign word of the day  in German
umlügen verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Jumaytepeque
ošewʼe noun
  1. scraping and washing of a pot
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
teinipeili noun
  1. a selfie taken through a mirror
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
स्वतन्त्र (svátantra) n, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
sprezzatura f, noun
  1. nonchalance, ability to perform a difficult task so gracefully that it appears effortless
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
одноеровый (odnojérovyj) adjective
  1. having only one type of yer (one of the two Cyrillic letters ъ and ь)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Tupi
pindá-yba noun
  1. a kind of plant whose stems were used as fishing rods
  2. fishing rod
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
ceol m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Mingrelian
თი (ti) noun and pronoun
  1. family
  2. house, residence, abode, home
  3. he, she, it (third-person singular personal pronoun)
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
महापण्डित (mahāpaṇḍit) m, noun
  1. a great pandit; a very learned person
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Foreign word of the day  in Ugaritic
𐎀𐎊𐎍 (ảyl) m, noun
  1. A red deer: a member of species Cervus elaphus, or specifically a male (hart, stag).
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
krkatý adjective
  1. having a large neck
  2. (colloquial) stingy, niggardly, miserly
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Foreign word of the day  in Turkish
akın noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
προφήτης (prophḗtēs) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Alemannic German
uusriibe verb
  1. rub out, rub off, rub away
  2. rub (the eyes)
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
patōlli noun
  1. A board game played by the Aztecs, similar to pachisi.
  2. A die or dice.
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
ledig adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Prakrit
𑀳𑀢𑁆𑀣 (hattha) m, noun
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