Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2020/October

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
一朵鮮花插在牛糞上 / 一朵鲜花插在牛粪上 (yī duǒ xiānhuā chā zài niúfèn shàng) phrase
  1. (figurative) a beautiful or talented woman marries an ugly or untalented husband (literally, “a fresh flower stuck into cow dung”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
rubrich noun
  1. A heading or header (often written in red).
  2. (rare) A certain part or portion of a text.
  3. (rare) Instructions for involvement in a liturgy.
  4. (rare) Red ochre.
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
आगाह (āgāh) adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
animal adjective, noun
  1. (adjective) animal (relating to animals)
  2. (adjective, Brazil, slang) cool; awesome
  3. (noun) animal (any member of the kingdom Animalia); (non-scientific usage) animal (an animal other than a human, especially a vertebrate) m
  4. (noun, colloquial) twit; idiot; moron m
  5. (noun, colloquial) beast (a cruel person) m
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
кур (kur) noun
  1. attention which one pays to someone, gloze; (diplomacy) accolading, formal address; wooing, cajoling
  2. (now rare) rooster, cock
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Foreign word of the day  in German
ankohlen verb
  1. (ergative) to char, to obtain a superficial burning
  2. (transitive, regional) to dupe, to finesse
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Foreign word of the day  in Maltese
basal noun
  1. onion (as a mass or species); several onions
  2. bulbs
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Farm Fresh Onions by Robert Earl Keen was released on this date in 2003

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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
พระราชกำหนด (prá-râat-chá-gam-nòt) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in French
crisette noun
  1. (informal) A minor crisis, a mini-crisis.
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
tietokone noun
  1. computer (programmable electronic device)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
φωτεινός (phōteinós) adjective
  1. shining, bright (of the sun, sky)
  2. clear, distinct
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Foreign word of the day  in Malay
tuna noun
  1. The name of a mudsnake or eel with a yellowish body, possibly the marbled eel, Anguilla marmorata.
  2. A tuna, any of several species of fish of the genus Thunnus in the family Scombridae.
  3. A wound.
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Foreign word of the day  in Albanian
shtyllë noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Hebrew
סִרְטוֹן (sirtón) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Hausa
tsabgā̀ noun
  1. cane used to beat donkeys
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
वृक (vṛ́ka) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
perogrullada noun
  1. truism (obvious truth)
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Foreign word of the day  in Czech
břichatka noun
  1. kind of two-man crosscut saw with a blade that is wider in the middle
  2. (colloquial) kind of antique commode of a rounded shape
  3. gasteroid fungus (fungus from the polyphyletic group Gasteromycetes containing puffballs, stinkhorns, bird's nest fungi or false truffles, which produce spores inside their fruiting bodies)
  4. dreamer, fish from the family Oneirodidae
  5. Ceriodaphnia, genus of water fleas from the order Cladocera
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
ほおづえ (hōzue) noun
  1. resting one's face on one's hands
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Foreign word of the day  in Danish
fåfængt adjective
  1. (archaic) futile, vain
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Foreign word of the day  in Swahili
panga noun, adjective
  1. (noun) machete, panga (broad knife)
  2. (adjective) to arrange, classify, plan, organize, set up
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
φλιπάρω (flipáro) verb
  1. (colloquial, intransitive) to flip, to flip out (to go berserk or crazy)
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
malfusso adjective
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
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(bꜥḥj) verb
  1. (intransitive, of liquids and rays of light) to flow
  2. (intransitive) to be inundated, to flood
  3. (intransitive, of food) to be present in abundance, to overflow
  4. (intransitive, of people, places, containers, etc.) to have abundance
  5. (transitive) to inundate, to flood
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Foreign word of the day  in Ukrainian
філіжа́нка (filižánka) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
bisaccium noun
  1. double saddlebag, twofold horse-holdall, wallet
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
فِرْصَاد (firṣād) noun
  1. mulberry (Morus spp. plants and fruits)
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Foreign word of the day  in Catalan
somiatruites noun
  1. daydreamer (literally, “dreams-omelettes”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
bloedkaros noun
  1. (historical) A folkloric carriage and bogeyman that would abduct children who were outside late and cause them to bleed to death, usually by maiming their limbs or slitting their throats.
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