Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2019/July

This is the July archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2019.

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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
ensimismarse verb
  1. to become lost in thought
  2. to become engrossed, to lose oneself
  3. (Bolivia, Honduras) to become conceited
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ทองแผ่นเดียวกัน (tɔɔng-pɛ̀n-diao-gan) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
ceresia f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Kikuyu
nding'oing'o class 9, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
Mirek Dušín m anim, noun
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Birthdate of Jaroslav Foglar

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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
γύρος (gýros) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Classical Nahuatl
āzcamōlli noun
  1. The edible larvae of certain kinds of ants.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
bezzeg (ˈbɛzːɛɡ) adverb, prefix
  1. sure enough, needless to say, of course, there you go
  2. (sometimes ironically) an oft-cited exemplar or model
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Foreign word of the day  in Breton
gwiñver m or f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
اِسْتَطَارَ (istaṭāra) verb
  1. to hurl up, to whittle, to agitate
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Mutant m, noun
  1. (biology) mutant: something that has undergone genetic mutation
  2. (Austria, Bavaria) A boy (especially a choirboy) whose voice is breaking due to puberty.
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
上口字 (shàngkǒuzì) noun
  1. Chinese character that is pronounced in Peking opera according to traditional pronunciation conventions (which differ slightly from standard pronunciations based on Beijing Mandarin)
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
джига́л (džigál) m anim, noun
  1. (w:Azerbaijan) cheater, cheat, one who cheats in card or board games (especially one who insists that s/he didn't cheat)
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
metalroko noun
  1. metal, heavy metal (type of rock music)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
meerkat f, noun
  1. guenon (one of a number of monkeys of the genus Cercopithecus)
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
foresto noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
tear m, noun
  1. loom (machine used to make cloth out of thread)
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Foreign word of the day  in Pitjantjatjara
papa noun
  1. dog
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
druid f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
manner noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
muscle m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
hasardrie noun
  1. (Excessive) playing of hazard (a medieval dice game often gambled upon).
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Foreign word of the day  in Volapük
lenoid noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
nitidus adjective
  1. shining, polished, glittering
  2. handsome, beautiful, good-looking
  3. (of persons) healthy-looking, well conditioned
  4. (of animals) sleek, plump
  5. (of plants) blooming, fertile
  6. (of speech or writing) cultivated, refined
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