What is another word for calque?

Pronunciation: [kˈalk] (IPA)

A calque refers to the linguistic process of borrowing elements of a language by literally translating them word for word into another language. Synonyms for this term include loan translation, literal translation, and word-for-word translation. These synonyms are often used interchangeably, but each has a slightly different connotation. Loan translation implies the usage of an already existing term in the target language, whereas literal translation suggests an almost mechanical duplication of words. Word-for-word translation is the most literal of the three and is self-explanatory. Whatever the term used, the process of calquing is an essential component of language borrowing, crossing linguistic barriers and enriching our understanding of different cultures.

What are the hypernyms for Calque?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Calque?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Calque

Moving through the throng, with iron calque on their heads and halberd in hand, were groups of Waartgelders scowling fiercely at many popular demonstrations such as they had been enlisted to suppress, but while off duty concealing outward symptoms of wrath which in many instances perhaps would have been far from genuine.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1618"
John Lothrop Motley
The imitative wretch had got a towel, and as often as Lady Racial's handkerchief travelled to her eyes, Jacko's peery face was hidden, and you saw his lithe skinny body doing grief's convulsions till, tired of this amusement, he obtained possession of the warrior's helmet, from a small round table on one side of the bed; a calque of the barbarous military-Georgian form, with a huge knob of horse-hair projecting over the peak; and under this, trying to adapt it to his rogue's head, the tricksy image of Death extinguished himself.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith"
George Meredith
At the siege of Lamballe in Brittany, he had taken off his calque and climbed a ladder to examine the breach effected by the batteries.
"Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete"
John Lothrop Motley

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