Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2022/June

This is the June archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2022.

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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
गठरी (gaṭhrī) noun
  1. bundle, package, parcel
  2. (figurative) riches, money, wealth
  3. (figurative) a body like a bundle or package: nonmoving, stationary, or inept and crumpled or squeezed body
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Foreign word of the day  in Rapa Nui
hapaina noun
  1. glass (small vessel for drinks)
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
outdoor noun
  1. billboard (very large advertisement along the side of a road)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Lunch noun
  1. an English-style midday meal, generally smaller than the German-style Mittagessen
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
free ship adverb
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Foreign word of the day  in French
beach noun
  1. (Congo) port where goods and passengers embark and debark
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Foreign word of the day  in Gamilaraay
wadjiin noun
  1. a white woman, a European woman
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
мастда́й (mastdáj) interjection, noun
  1. (interjection, computing slang) used to express negative attitude towards something
  2. (noun, computing slang, derogatory) Windows
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
bacōnālis adjective
  1. (Medieval Latin) fit for bacon
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
𐍆𐍂𐌿𐌼𐌹𐍃𐍄𐌹 (frumisti) noun
  1. beginning (that which begins or originates something)
  2. a matter of utmost importance
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
كُوز (kūz) noun
  1. mug, jug, ewer, tankard
  2. (post-Classical) ear or cob of maize, cone of a pine, prickly pear of a cactus and the like
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Today is Corn on the Cob Day.

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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
雞蛋裡挑骨頭 / 鸡蛋里挑骨头 (jīdàn li tiāo gǔtou) idiom
  1. to nitpick; to deliberately find fault (literally, “to pick out bones from a chicken egg”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Galician
couzoeira noun
  1. upper and lower hinges or pivots of a door
  2. carving made in the threshold and lintel of a doorway, for inserting the aforementioned hinges or pivots
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Foreign word of the day  in Maquiritari
kümütüdi noun
  1. termite nest of a particular kind of white termite, in which the placenta of a newborn child is traditionally buried
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Foreign word of the day  in Middle English
dettour noun
  1. One who is indebted to another (financially, for their help, etc.).
  2. One who must atone for their wrongs against another.
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
คายตะขาบ (kaai-dtà-kàap) verb
  1. (slang, jocular) to pass on; to hand down; to transmit; to bequeath (literally, “to spit a centipede”).
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
testigo noun
  1. witness (someone who sees something)
  2. (legal) witness (one who is called upon to witness an event or action)
  3. (sport) baton
  4. (science) control
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Foreign word of the day  in Irish
támh noun
  1. trance, swoon
  2. (literary) plague
  3. (archaic, literary) rest, sleep
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
boia noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Bengali
বয়ঃসন্ধি (bôẏôḥśôndhi) noun
  1. puberty (literally, “life-juncture”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
yötön yö noun
  1. midnight sun (literally, “nightless night”)
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Midsummer, St. John's Day

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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
たそがれる (tasogareru) verb
  1. to fade into dusk; to turn into dusk
  2. to pass one's prime
  3. (informal) to look melancholic
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Foreign word of the day  in Persian
حلقه به گوش (halqe be guš) noun
  1. slave; bondsman (literally “ring-on-the-ear”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
pruikentijd noun
  1. (Netherlands, informal, pejorative or humorous) the 18th century, the Enlightenment, particularly in reference to the Netherlands (literally, “wig era”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
[[wsṯn#Egyptian|]] (wsṯn) verb
  1. (intransitive) to stride unimpeded
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to make free, to have free rein
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Foreign word of the day  in Lower Sorbian
zeleznica noun
  1. railway, railroad (transport system using parallel rails)
  2. sedge (plant of the genus Carex)
  3. purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
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Foreign word of the day  in Sanskrit
सुपार (supārá) adjective
  1. easy to be crossed or traversed
  2. (of rain) passing quickly
  3. leading to prosperity or success; leading away from distress
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