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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.

    The Head of the House of Coombe

  • 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.

    Biographia Literaria


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