Definitions for loan translation
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a compound word or expression formed by translation of each of the elements of a compound from another language, as gospel (Old English gōdspell) from Greek euangélion“good news”.
the process whereby such a compound is formed.
calque, calque formation, loan translation(noun)
an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
"`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"
The borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally
Origin: Calque of Lehnübersetzung.
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