Definition of Calque

1. Noun. An expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language. "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"

Exact synonyms: Calque Formation, Loan Translation
Generic synonyms: Expression, Locution, Saying



Definition of Calque

1. v. t. See 2d Calk, v. t.

Definition of Calque

1. Noun. A word or phrase in a language formed by word-for-word or morpheme-by-morpheme translation of a word in another language. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calque

1. to model a word's meaning upon that of an analogous word in another language [v CALQUED, CALQUING, CALQUES]

Calque Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calque

calpacks
calpacs
calpactin
calpain
calpains
calpas
calpastatin
calpeptin
calphobindins
calpolli
calpollis
calpoltin
calponin
calprotectin
calps
calque (current term)
calqued
calques
calquing
calregulin
calreticulin
calreticulins
calretinin
calretinins
calsequestrin
calspectin
calthas
calthrop
calthrops
caltractin

Literary usage of Calque

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1890)
"C'était un calque d'une carte conservée au dépôt des cartes et plans du ministère de la ... La carte a disparu, mais on peut encore étudier le calque, ..."

2. Dictionnaire Des Sciences Philosophiques by Adolphe Franck (1845)
"S'il est vrai que les langues ne soient que le calque de la pensée, il nous suffira, pour poser les fondements de la Grammaire générale, ..."

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