loan translation

noun

: a compound, derivative, or phrase that is introduced into a language through translation of the constituents of a term in another language (such as superman from German Übermensch)

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loan translation was in 1917

Dictionary Entries Near loan translation

Cite this Entry

“Loan translation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loan%20translation. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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