Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2017/August

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

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Foreign word of the day  in German
hellhörig adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἅγιος (hágios) m, adjective and noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Tupi
apek verb
  1. to singe; to burn the feathers or bristles of
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
verschonen verb
  1. (transitive) to change, to replace with a clean piece of the same thing
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to excuse, pardon
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to withhold, to fail to use or employ
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Foreign word of the day  in Evenki
сама̄н (samān) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
tlamātzohualli noun
  1. maize tortillas that have been folded, softened, or otherwise handled
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Foreign word of the day  in French
donner sa langue au chat verb
  1. to give up trying to guess something (literally, "to give one's tongue to the cat")
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Foreign word of the day  in Luxembourgish
Krëppebësser m, noun
  1. a malicious or malevolent person
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ปัดโธ่ (bpàt-tôo) interjection
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐍅𐌹𐍃 (wis) n, noun
  1. tranquillity of the sea
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Foreign word of the day  in Hausa
mōwā̀ f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
trabea f, noun
  1. A white or purple toga, ornamented with red or purple stripes, associated with the equestrian class.
  2. The purple-bordered toga worn by augurs, other priests, and certain officials.
  3. A red or purple garment said to have been worn by Romulus and other early Roman kings and consuls, also used to decorate divine images.
  4. (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) The elaborate ornamental dress of late Imperial consuls.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
अंगीठी (aṅgīṭhī) f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Bashkir
ир-ат (ir-at) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
μεσοστρατίς (mesostratís) adverb
  1. (archaic, literary, poetic) in the middle of the road, midway
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
[[wꜥb#Egyptian|]] (wꜥb) m, noun
  1. the lowest level of priest, literally a "cleaner", responsible for cleaning and purifying the temple and preparing ritual offerings
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
āswebban verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
paitrocínio m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Palauan
ngau noun
  1. fire (for cooking)
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Foreign word of the day  in Old French
maçon m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
मक्षू (makṣū́) adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
foirmtech adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
קוּמְזִיץ (kumzits) m, noun
  1. A social gathering held around a bonfire or campfire.
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Foreign word of the day  in Lepcha
ᰣᰦᰙᰩᰮ (ʔázóm) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Mongolian
удган (udgan) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Pashto
نښتر (nëẍtar) m, noun
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