Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2017/September

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

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Foreign word of the day  in French
rentrée f, noun
  1. return
  2. the return to school or work after a vacation (usually summer break)
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
กลับตาลปัตร (glàp-dtaa-lá-bpàt) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
edochiano m, adjective and noun
  1. (chiefly literary) Of or from Tokyo, Japan (ancient Edo); a Tokyoite.
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
tlīlātl noun
  1. an abyss or chasm; deep waters
  2. ritual healing water stored in large, lidded containers in the temple of Ixtlilton, god of medicine
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
hamelen verb
  1. To maim, to mutilate.
  2. To cut short, truncate.
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
malandrar verb
  1. to get by or survive by taking advantage of other people
  2. to idle (to spend time not doing anything productive)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
微胖界 (wēipàngjiè, wéipàngjiè) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
entuziasmigi verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Dongxiang
samusa noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
ἔτλην (étlēn) verb
  1. (poetic) To suffer, undergo; endure, be patient, submit.
  2. (poetic) To bring oneself to do something contrary to one's inclination or feelings.
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
op die fiets phrase
  1. (colloquial, Netherlands) Affirms that the speaker has understood an explanation. (literally, "on that bike")
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
[[mr#Egyptian|]] (mr) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
mōs Teutonicus m, noun
  1. the medieval custom of dismembering the body of a dead person, boiling the parts in water or wine to separate the flesh from the bones, and transporting the bones back to the person's homeland (literally, "German custom")
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
ummikko noun
  1. A person who only speaks their mother tongue; a monolingual.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
अक्षरारंभ (akṣarārambh) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old French
fillolage m, noun
  1. the relationship between a godparent and a godson
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
crisma m or f, noun
  1. chrism (mixture of oil and balm used for anointing)
  2. (colloquial) noggin, block, nut (slang for "head")
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle Persian
𐭱𐭭𐭲 (ŠNT) (sāl) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
אַ גוט געבענטשט יאָר (a gut gebentsht yor) interjection
  1. a good blessed year (a greeting used around Rosh Hashanah)
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
νάζι (názi) n, noun
  1. (colloquial, often in the plural) affectation, airs and graces, coquetry (unnatural, cutesy, or put-on behavior)
  2. (colloquial, by extension, in the plural) acting up, carrying on (stubborn behavior in order to get something one desires)
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
孫の手 (mago no te) noun
  1. backscratcher (literally, "grandchild's hand")
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Foreign word of the day  in Romanian
câștiga verb
  1. to win
  2. to gain, earn
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
طَقْس (ṭaqs) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Erbfeind m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
ǣfensteorra m, noun
  1. The evening star; Venus as seen in the early evening.
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Foreign word of the day  in Burmese
မီးပွား (mi:pwa:) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Nynorsk
springar m, noun
  1. (chess) a knight
  2. a type of Norwegian folk dance, or the music that accompanies it
  3. one of various small whales known for leaping out of the water
  4. a runner
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle Low German
vorsûpen verb
  1. to lose one's wealth or belongings by trading for alcohol
  2. to drown
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