Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2020/April

This is the April archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2020.

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Foreign word of the day  in German
Fahrtwind noun
  1. A gentle headwind due to forward motion.
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
งู ๆ ปลา ๆ (nguu-nguu-bplaa-bplaa) adjective, adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Zulu
îdwéshu class 5, noun
  1. ribbon
  2. long strip of ploughed land
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Foreign word of the day  in Cappadocian Greek
καλακόνι (kalakóni) noun
  1. (Pharasa) borer, gimlet (tool for cutting holes)
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
(ài) verb, adjective, noun
  1. to love
  2. to treasure; to value
  3. to like; to be fond of; to be keen on
  4. to begrudge; to be reluctant
  5. to be prone; to be easy to
  6. (Cantonese, Hakka, Wu) to want (an object)
  7. (Hakka, Min) to want (to do)
  8. (Hakka, Min) to need to; must
  9. Honorific for someone else's daughter; variant of (ài).
  10. love; affection
  11. love; benevolence
  12. something one loves; someone whom one loves
  13. affectionate
  14. beloved
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Foreign word of the day  in Bengali
টমটম (ṭômṭôm) noun
  1. a one-horse open carriage with a pair of wheels
  2. (transferred sense, neologism) an electric rickshaw
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
snuiveren verb
  1. (intransitive, nautical, of submarines) to sail at periscope depth by means of a snorkel.
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
قِنْطَار (qinṭār) m, noun
  1. hundredweight, quintal, kantar (a weight measure, usually the largest and dividing to 100 رَطْل(raṭl))
    1. (obsolete, Syria until 1931) ‎ 6000 ‎وُقِيّة(wuqiyya)‎ – 256.4 kg
    2. (obsolete, Saudi-Arabia until 1964) 150 رَطْل(raṭl) – 67.5 kg
    3. (obsolete, Egypt/Sudan until 1891) ‎ 36 ‎أُقَّة(ʾuqqa)‎ – ‎4003وِقِيّة(wiqiyya)‎ – 230400 ‎قِيرَاط(qīrāṭ)‎ – 44.93 kg
    4. (obsolete, Libya until 1927) ‎ 40 ‎أُقَّة(ʾuqqa)‎ – 51.28 kg
    5. (obsolete, Tunisia until 1895) ‎ 2000 ‎وُقِيّة(wuqiyya)‎ – 53.9 kg
    6. (obsolete, Algeria until 1843) ‎ 2400 ‎وُقِيّة(wuqiyya)‎ – 81.912 kg
    7. (obsolete, Morocco until 1923) ‎ – 50.75 kg
  2. (figuratively) wealth, great possessions
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Foreign word of the day  in Crow
Alihkaluusúu proper noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Swedish
syssna verb
  1. (neologism, Deaf culture) to listen with one’s sight
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle Armenian
զկեռ (zkeṙ) noun
  1. medlar (fruit and tree)
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
ตายทั้งกลม (dtaai-táng-glom) verb, noun
  1. (of a pregnant woman) to die together with the child or children in her womb.
  2. (ผี~) the ghost of a woman who died in this manner.
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
Hn
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(ḥnꜥ) preposition, adverb
  1. along with, with (comitative)
  2. and, in addition to
  3. Abbreviated form of ḥnꜥw (along with them)
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
risti noun
  1. cross
  2. (card games) clubs, club
  3. (music, informal) sharp (symbol ♯ in notation)
  4. short for ristiselkä (small of the back); used especially of animals
  5. (typography) dagger ()
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Foreign word of the day  in Afrikaans
daggazol noun
  1. joint (cigarette containing weed)
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Foreign word of the day  in Yiddish
לעבן־געבליבענער (lebn-geblibener) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Kikuyu
enja verb
  1. to dig
  2. to shave
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
mechovka obecná f, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
οὐροβόρος (ourobóros) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
zócalo m, noun
  1. (architecture) plinth, socle, base (a block or slab upon which a column, pedestal, statue or other structure is based)
  2. (architecture) baseboard, footing, skirting, skirting board; frieze
  3. (chiefly Mexico) public square, town square, plaza, zocalo
  4. (geology) basement, shelf (mass of rock underlying sedimentary cover)
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Foreign word of the day  in Interlingua
hospital adjective, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Saxon
ūhtfugal m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Azerbaijani
gözü su içməmək verb
  1. (transitive, idiomatic) to mistrust (to be wary, suspicious or doubtful of something or someone)
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