Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2022/October

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

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Foreign word of the day  in Egyptian
dbE25
(db) noun
  1. hippopotamus
  2. skin or fat of the hippopotamus, used medicinally


dbdb
(db) noun
  1. horn (of oxen, gazelles, etc.)
  2. tusk
  3. hollowed-out horn for holding oil, used by Asiatics
  4. horn of the moon
  5. (by extension) wing or flank of an army [18th Dynasty]
  6. (by extension) prick, sting [Greco-Roman Period]
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Foreign word of the day  in Serbo-Croatian
gȉnuti / ги̏нути verb
  1. (intransitive) to be killed, perish (usually in a war or an accident)
  2. (intransitive) to long for, dream of; languish, sigh
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Foreign word of the day  in Arabic
بُرْدِيّ / بَرْدِيّ (bardiyy / burdiyy) noun
  1. cattail (Typha spp.)
  2. (Egypt, Palestine) paper reed (Cyperus papyrus)
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Foreign word of the day  in German
Nebelstreif noun
  1. wisp of fog
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Foreign word of the day  in Hindi
ठीकरा (ṭhīkrā) noun
  1. a potsherd, a shard
  2. a begging bowl
  3. (figurative) a worthless object
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
stercēia noun
  1. a maidservant who cleans the excrement from children
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
szabad adjective, noun, verb, interjection
  1. (adjective) free to move or act according to one's will
  2. (adjective) free, unoccupied, vacant, available to use
  3. (adjective, predicatively) allowed, permitted
  4. (adjective, predicatively, informal) free, unoccupied, available
  5. (adjective) open, unobstructed, unhindered
  6. (adjective) unaided, naked (with the eye)
  7. (noun) a politically free person
  8. (noun, with -ban or -ba) nature, outside (the area outside of a building; the area outside of a city, the open country, open air)
  9. (verb, auxiliary, impersonal) may, to be allowed
  10. (interjection) come in
  11. (interjection) excuse me
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
嘍囉 / 喽啰 (lóuluó) noun, adjective
  1. (noun) follower of villains; minion; underling; subordinate
  2. (noun, literary, obsolete) capable person; true man
  3. (noun, literary, historical) rank and file of a band of outlaws
  4. (adjective, literary, obsolete, onomatopoeia, ideophonic, as of foreign peoples) speaking in an indistinct and unintelligible manner; gabbling; jabbering
  5. (adjective, literary, obsolete, ideophonic) noisy; clamorous; disturbing; winding; tedious
  6. (adjective, literary, obsolete) clever and capable; bright and skilful; astute and experienced; shrewd
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Foreign word of the day  in Russian
глухо́й (gluxój) adjective
  1. deaf
  2. dull, vague, muffled (sound)
  3. (phonology) unvoiced, voiceless (consonant)
  4. out-of-the-way, remote, god-forsaken (place)
  5. overgrown, wild (forest)
  6. dead-end
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Foreign word of the day  in Spanish
yunta noun
  1. a pair or yoke of oxen
  2. a cufflink
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
หิวแสง (hǐu-sɛ̌ɛng) verb
  1. (slang, sarcastic, derogatory) to seek or want public attention (literally, “to be hungry for light”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
σέλμᾰ (sélma) noun
  1. (shipping) deck, the upper planking of a ship
    1. (in plural) rowing-benches
  2. seat, throne
  3. any timberwork; logs of building timber
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
scorgere verb
  1. to be able to detect with the eyes; to see
  2. (figurative) to perceive with the mind; to notice
  3. (by extension, obsolete) to hear
  4. (obsolete, literary) to guide, to escort
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Foreign word of the day  in Vietnamese
thị vệ noun
  1. imperial bodyguard, royal guard (literally, “protection retainer”)
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Foreign word of the day  in Norwegian Bokmål
fjompenisse noun
  1. (colloquial, humorous, or, derogatory) a person who is slow and awkward
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Foreign word of the day  in Azerbaijani
basdırmaq verb
  1. to bury
  2. to dig down
  3. to plant (a tree)
  4. to mate, to pair (of two animals)
  5. to conceal, to hide
  6. (dated) to issue, to publish, to print
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
loiskiehunta noun
  1. (physics) parasitic boiling
  2. (politics) the harm to the public caused by political one-upmanship
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Foreign word of the day  in Scots
sutchkin noun
  1. (Shetland) sibling (brother and sister)
  2. (Shetland) cousins, near relatives in general
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
rábula noun
  1. (derogatory) pettifogger (unscrupulous or unethical lawyer)
  2. (cinema, theater) minor role; supporting part
  3. sketch; skit (short comic performance)
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Foreign word of the day  in Kikuyu
mũgogo noun
  1. stout log
  2. fallen or felled trunk
  3. log bridge, trunk bridge
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Foreign word of the day  in Ashokan Prakrit
𑀘𑀖𑀢𑀺 (caghati) verb
  1. to be able to
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
antyszambrować verb
  1. (intransitive, dated or archaic) to wait in an antichamber or lobby for influential people
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
取り越し苦労 (torikoshi gurō) noun
  1. useless worry about the future
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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
wierriem noun
  1. An outer wall made of eelgrass or seaweed, supported by wooden fencing; historically used as the primary barrier of certain dikes.
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Foreign word of the day  in French
lupeux noun
  1. (folklore, regional) a malicious imp, often with demonic and lycanthropic traits
  2. (medicine, obsolete) a person suffering from lupus
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