loan translation

noun

Definition of loan translation

: 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)

First Known Use of loan translation

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loan translation was in 1917

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“Loan translation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loan%20translation. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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