Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2020/January

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Haitian Creole
lendepandans noun
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Haitian Independence Day

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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
चलना (calnā) verb
  1. to go, to move:
    1. to walk, stroll (often with पैदल (paidal, on foot))
    2. to come
    3. to turn (a wheel)
    4. to blow, moan (the wind)
  2. to function, work (a machine)
  3. to progress, advance; to move along
  4. to continue, carry on
  5. to leave, depart
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
wentelwiek noun, f
  1. (uncommon) A helicopter.
  2. (rare, nonstandard) The rotor of a helicopter or a similar aircraft; the blade of a mill.
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
samseksama adjective
  1. same-sex-loving; homosexual; homoromantic
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
หัวโขน (hǔua-kǒon) noun
  1. (figuratively) role, function; position, office.
  2. (literally) Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see หัว (hǔua),‎ โขน (kǒon).
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
[[hꜣj#Egyptian|]] (hꜣj) verb
  1. (intransitive) to descend
  2. (intransitive) to fall, to drop
  3. (intransitive) to come, to walk (+ n or r: to (someone))
  4. (transitive) to charge upon, to fall upon (an enemy)
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Foreign word of the day  in Armenian
ճիտք (čitkʿ) noun
  1. cuff (of a sock)
  2. boot top, bootleg
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
snobbe nedad verb
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Foreign word of the day  in Swahili
barabara adjective, adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
نرگس شهلا (narges-e šahlâ) noun
  1. a reddish-blue narcissus
  2. (metonymically, poetic) the eye(s) of a mistress
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
אנוכי (anokhí) pronoun, adjective, adverb
  1. (archaic or formal) I (first-person singular nominative pronoun)
  2. selfish, egotistical
  3. selfishly
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
coice noun
  1. a kick from a quadruped such as a horse, donkey or camel
  2. a strong kick with the sole or back of the foot
  3. (firearms) recoil (pushback from a fired firearm)
  4. (figuratively) a curt, rude response; a snap
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
slaoliestijl m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Bokmål
av gårde adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
أُيَّل (ʾuyyal) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
clewe noun
  1. A clew (lump or sphere of thread or yarn).
  2. A string of yarn for finding a path.
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
澪標 (miotsukushi, miozukushi) noun
  1. a dolphin erected as a daybeacon or daymark: a navigational marker indicating the bounds of a water channel
  2. allusion to 尽くし (tsukushi, exhausting)
  3. one of the sixty-one famous incense varieties, made from aromatic 伽羅 (kyara) wood with a bitter smell
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
nænne verb
  1. (especially in the negative) to have the heart or conscience to do something unpleasant or hurtful
  2. (especially in the negative) to have it in oneself to spoil or defile something pure
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Überrest m, noun
  1. (chiefly in the plural) residue, remnant, leftover, relic
  2. (in the plural, euphemistic) remains, corpse
  3. (historiography) remains, leftover(s): non-traditional source (inadvertently produced source of information of historiographical interest)
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Foreign word of the day  in French
kiffer verb
  1. (slang, transitive) to love or like
  2. (slang, intransitive) to smoke hashish
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
[[dwꜣt#Egyptian|]] (dwꜣt) f, noun
  1. The Duat, the Egyptian afterworld [since the Pyramid Texts]
    1. In early conceptions, the region in the eastern sky where the sun and stars rise, which serves as the abode of the dead king
    2. Later, the region underneath the earth through which the sun passes at night, in which Osiris and the dead dwell
  2. The underworld of a city as a place of dead gods [Late Period]
  3. Epithet for the grave [since the New Kingdom]
  4. Epithet for the crypt in the Temple of Dendera [Greco-Roman Period]
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Foreign word of the day  in Kikuyu
mũitĩrĩro class 3, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐌱𐌹𐍈𐌴 (biƕē) adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Gulf Arabic
فيتامين و (vitamin waw) noun
  1. (sarcastic) Vitamin (w) (a fictional superpower used as a reference to cronyism).
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Foreign word of the day  in German
ramponieren verb
  1. (chiefly informal) to damage severely; to destroy
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
botoun noun
  1. A button or decorative protrusion on garments or tools.
  2. A bud, budset, or shoot; a newly-formed leaf.
  3. Something that is small or of little or no value or worth.
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