from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form of borrowing from one language to another whereby the semantic components of a given term are literally translated into their equivalents in the borrowing language. English superman, for example, is a loan translation from German Übermensch. Also called calque.
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- n. The borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally
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- n. an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
loan + translation, a calque of German Lehnübersetzung. (Wiktionary)
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