Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2017/May

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
νωδογέρων (nōdogérōn) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Cantonese
走鬼 (zau2 gwai2) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
carrambata f, noun
  1. (neologism, usually humorous) An unexpected reunion between people who have not seen each other, or have not kept in touch, for a long time.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
हालत (hālat) f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Vilamovian
gybünhyłferyn f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
中二病 (chūnibyō) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Bargam
asawan noun
  1. the place where someone or something used to be
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Eisheilige f, noun
  1. (in the plural only) a period in May with increased likelihood of night frost
  2. one of the saints on whose feast days such a frost is likely
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
teōmicqui anim, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Irish
ad·ágathar verb
  1. to fear, to dread, to stand in awe of
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
komkommertijd m, noun
  1. silly season (period when news media tend to place increased emphasis on reporting bizarre stories; literally "cucumber time")
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Syriac
ܫܠܦܐm, noun
  1. šəlāp̄ā extraction (e.g. of an arrow) from a wound
  2. šəlāp̄ā bread trencher
  3. šəlāp̄ā, šelpā blade, handleless knife
  4. šāləp̄ā sister's husband
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Foreign word of the day  in Zulu
indlovukazi class 9, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in French
louchébem m, noun
  1. A form of slang originating from butchers in Paris and Lyon, involving changing the order of the letters of a word.
  2. (in louchébem slang) butcher
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Foreign word of the day  in Asturian
cosadiella f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
田雞 / 田鸡 (tiánjī) noun
  1. frog; more specifically the Chinese edible frog (literally "field chicken")
  2. (colloquial, humorous or pejorative) Short for 四眼田雞四眼田鸡 (sìyǎn tiánjī, “bespectacled person, four-eyes”).
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
อสรพิษ (à-sɔ̌ɔ-rá-pít) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
dinheiro de bêbado m, noun
  1. (Brazil, colloquial) banknotes that have been folded poorly and shoved into a pocket or wallet (literally, "drunk person's money")
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Foreign word of the day  in Mòcheno
balsch adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
ترنج (toranj) noun
  1. citron (kind of fruit)
  2. medallion created using rich arabesque patterns usually found in the center of some artworks, like Persian carpets
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
protifašistický adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
rauxa f, noun
  1. sudden action taken without forethought
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Foreign word of the day  in Chichewa
mnyanga class 3, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
крамо́ла (kramóla) f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
βάρβαρος (bárbaros) adjective
  1. non-Greek-speaking, foreign
  2. barbaric, brutal, rude
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