Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2019/November

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
bioscoop noun
  1. A cinema; movie theater
  2. (usually diminutive) A visit at the cinema; a film seen there
  3. (obsolete) A bioscope; motion-picture projector
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
Dušičky proper noun
  1. (plural only, Christianity) All Souls' Day
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ขี่ม้าขาว (kìi-máa-kǎao) verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Zulu
-duma verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
[[sḏꜣ#Egyptian|]] (sḏꜣ) m, noun
  1. cylinder seal, typically on a necklace
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Foreign word of the day  in Old English
fordrenċan verb
  1. To get someone drunk; to make inebriated.
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
կակալ (kakal) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Kikuyu
thegere class 9/10, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
光棍節 (guānggùnjié) proper noun
  1. Singles' Day, celebrated annually on the 11th of November
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Foreign word of the day  in French
avoir un poil dans la main verb
  1. (figuratively, informal) to be bone-idle, to be extremely lazy
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
meinful adjective
  1. Potent, effective, tough; having much power.
  2. (rare) Shining, light; having much brightness.
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
() noun, verb
  1. (historical) a type of artificially cultivated poisonous insect, the one remaining in the vessel where toxic insects are allowed to eat each other
  2. insect that grows on rotting grain; pest; vermin
  3. hot, noxious air that harms people; miasma
  4. to entice; to bewitch
  5. malevolent sorcery, including charms, curses and prayers to evil spirits
  6. affair; matter
  7. 18th hexagram of the I Ching ()
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Ohrwurm m, noun
  1. earwig (any insect of the order Dermaptera)
  2. (informal) earworm (a tune that pops up in one's memory all of the time)
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
tabelvorto noun
  1. pro-form, correlative, "table word"
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
то́лстый (tólstyj) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
سُكُرَّجَة (sukurraja) f, noun
  1. a kind of small bowl-shaped plate for side dishes, like for sauces for meat, as well as chemistry applications
  2. a weight measure used as well in cookery as in pharmacy of a bowl containing 125 grammes
  3. cutting-disk of a threshing-sledge
  4. socket of a door hinge
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
חַלּוֹן (khalón) m/f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Zulu
-bána adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
romer m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
得米 (Cantonese: dak1 mai5) verb
  1. (Cantonese) to come off; to succeed; to go smoothly; to get what one wants
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
[[jzwt#Egyptian|]] (jzwt) f, noun
  1. work-gang, team or crew of workers [since the Old Kingdom]
  2. crew of a boat, especially the solar barque [since the Old Kingdom]
  3. troop, band, or company of soldiers [since the New Kingdom]
  4. entourage or following of a king or god [Greco-Roman Period]
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
dint or dent noun
  1. The landing of a weapon; a blow or stroke.
  2. (by extension) Warfare, battle; the use of weaponry.
  3. The strike, landing or force of a tool or other item hitting something.
  4. The striking or noise of thunder; a thunderclap.
  5. (rare) A strike with one's limbs or body.
  6. (rare) An injury resulting from a weapon's impact.
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
جَرْجَرَ (jarjara) verb
  1. to drag along, to haul
  2. to gargle, to gurgle, to drink with such a sound, to quaff
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
lappendeken f, noun
  1. (literally) A blanket made of many different pieces of cloth joined together; a quilt or a patchwork (in the literal sense).
  2. (figuratively) A whole consisting of many quite different parts (loosely) joined together; a patchwork (in the figurative sense).
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Foreign word of the day  in Ido
vehar verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
肚子裡的蛔蟲 (dùzi lǐ de huíchóng) noun
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