Loan Translation

  • (noun): An expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language.
    Synonyms: calque

Some articles on loan, loan translations, loan translation:

List Of Arabic Loanwords In English - Notes About The List
... The list has been restricted to loan words It excludes loan translations (aka calques) ... Here's an example of a loan translation ... Amygdala is thus an Arabic loan translation, not a loan word ...
Romansh Language - Language Structure - Language Contact - Vocabulary
... German loan words entered Romansh as early as the Old High German period in the Early Middle Ages, and German has remained an important source of vocabulary since ... Aside from outright loan words, the German influence on Romansh often takes the form of calques, where Romanic vocabulary has taken on the meaning of German words ... A more recent example of a loan translation is the verb tradir 'to betray', which has taken on the additional meaning of German verraten of 'to give away' as in tradir in secret 'to give away a ...

Famous quotes containing the words translation and/or loan:

    The Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.
    General prologue, Wycliffe translation of the Bible (1384)

    Slight was the thing I bought,
    Small was the debt I thought,
    Poor was the loan at best—
    God! but the interest!
    Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)