Search Result for "calque":
1. an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language;
- Example: "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"
[syn: calque, calque formation, loan translation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Calk \Calk\ (k[a^]lk), v. t. [E.calquer to trace, It. caicare to trace, to trample, fr. L. calcare to trample, fr. calx heel. Cf. Calcarate.] To copy, as a drawing, by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt style or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing against which it is laid or held. [Written also calque] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Calque \Calque\, v. t. See 2d Calk, v. t. [1913 Webster] Caltrop