from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The character of being untranslatable.
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A feature of the untranslatableness of his character was that he was seen there but seldom.
In poetry, in which every line, every phrase, may pass the ordeal of deliberation and deliberate choice, it is possible, and barely possible, to attain that ultimatum which I have ventured to propose as the infallible test of a blameless style; namely: its untranslatableness in words of the same language without injury to the meaning.