Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2017/January
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Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day/2017/January

This is the January archive of the Foreign Word of the Day for the year of 2017.

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Foreign word of the day  in Dumi
?hukum (transliteration needed) noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Ancient Greek
o (oligópistos) adjective
  1. of little faith, having slight faith
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Foreign word of the day  in Old Persian
? (x?açap?v?) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Welsh
troed m or f noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Esperanto
ne en unu tago elkreskis Kartago proverb
  1. Rome wasn't built in a day (literally, "Carthage wasn't built in a day")
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Foreign word of the day  in Chinese
? (yànquè ?n zh? hónghú zhì) proverb
  1. How can an ordinary person understand the ambitions of a great person? (literally, "How can a little songbird understand the ambitions of a grand swan?")
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Foreign word of the day  in German
ist der Ruf erst ruiniert, lebt es sich ganz ungeniert proverb
  1. once your reputation is ruined, you can live completely unabashed
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Foreign word of the day  in Latin
r?s, n?n verba proverb
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Foreign word of the day  in Polish
nadgorliwo jest gorsza od faszyzmu proverb
  1. doing too much is worse than doing just enough; busybodies cause more problems than slackers (literally, "overzealousness is worse than fascism")
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Foreign word of the day  in Chichewa
chala chimodzi sichiswa nsabwe proverb
  1. cooperation is essential (literally, "one finger does not crush a louse")
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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
o barato sai caro proverb
  1. cheap things or solutions turn out to be expensive
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Foreign word of the day  in Japanese
? o (senmon baka) noun
  1. someone who is only knowledgeable in the field in which they specialize (literally, "specialty fool")
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Foreign word of the day  in Italian
saetta f, noun
  1. (archaic, literary) arrow
    1. (archaic, figuratively, poetic) sunbeam, ray
  2. thunderbolt, lightning
    1. (by extension) A very quick or restless person.
    2. (archaic, figuratively) nothing
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Foreign word of the day  in Gothic
? o (w?gs) m, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Thai
o (ching-cháa-sà-w?n) noun
  1. Ferris wheel (literally, "swing to heaven")
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Foreign word of the day  in Mòcheno
bòlt m, noun
  1. woodland (land covered by trees)
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Foreign word of the day  in Finnish
tulikettu noun
  1. a fox with fiery or radiant fur from Finnish mythology, whose reflection is believed to be the northern lights
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Foreign word of the day  in Greek
? o (kalnterími) n, noun
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Foreign word of the day  in Hungarian
kotorászik verb
  1. to fumble, rummage (to grope awkwardly when trying to find something)
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Foreign word of the day  in Korean
o (ondol) noun
  1. ondol, hypocaust (a type of Korean underfloor heating system; literally, "warm stone")
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