loan translation love

loan translation

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun The borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally

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  • noun an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language

Etymologies

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loan +‎ translation, a calque of German Lehnübersetzung.

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