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Etymology

From French calque (calque/loan translation), from French calquer (to trace), from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] calcare.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
calque

Plural
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  1. A word or phrase in a language formed by word-for-word or morpheme-by-morpheme translation of a word in another language.
The word "watershed" is a calque of the German "Wasserscheide".

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Verb

Infinitive
to calque

Third person singular
calques

Simple past
calqued

Past participle
-

Present participle
calquing

to calque (third-person singular simple present calques, present participle calquing, simple past and past participle calqued)
  1. (transitive) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.

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See also


French

calque m. (plural calques)

  1. calque

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