loan translation

loan translation
noun Date: 1917 a compound, derivative, or phrase that is introduced into a language through translation of the constituents of a term in another language (as superman from German Übermensch)

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  • loan translation — n. CALQUE …   English World dictionary

  • loan translation — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms loan translation : singular loan translation plural loan translations linguistics a word or expression used in a language that has been translated from another language …   English dictionary

  • loan translation — noun an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language superman is a calque for the German Ubermensch • Syn: ↑calque, ↑calque formation • Hypernyms: ↑saying, ↑expression, ↑locution * * * ˈloan tra …   Useful english dictionary

  • loan translation — loan′ transla tion n. 1) ling. a compound word or expression formed by translation of each of the elements of a compound from another language, as gospel (Old English gōdspell) from Greek euangélion“good news” 2) ling. the process whereby such a… …   From formal English to slang

  • loan translation — /ˈloʊn trænzleɪʃən/ (say lohn tranzlayshuhn) noun Linguistics a form of borrowing from one language to another whereby the semantic equivalent of a term or grammatical structure in one language is given a literal translation in the other, as blue …   Australian English dictionary

  • loan translation — 1. the process whereby a compound word or expression is created by literal translation of each of the elements of a compound word or expression in another language, as marriage of convenience from French mariage de convenance. 2. a word or… …   Universalium

  • loan translation — n. calque, word or expression introduced to one language as a direct literal translation from another language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loan translation — noun The borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally Syn: calque …   Wiktionary

  • loan translation — noun an expression adopted by one language from another in a more or less literally translated form …   English new terms dictionary

  • loan — (n.) mid 13c., from O.N. lan, related to lja to lend, from P.Gmc. *laikhwniz (Cf. O.Fris. len thing lent, M.Du. lene, Du. leen loan, fief, O.H.G. lehan, Ger. Lehn fief, feudal tenure ), originally to let have, to leave (to someone), from PIE *lei …   Etymology dictionary

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