Talk:замок

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How can this be a calque of the word "sloz"? Maro 21:49, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

A keep (as a noun) is semantically related to a castle. That's what makes it a calque. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:51, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
I think what it means is that it calqued the extended meaning of the word in MHG. The more basic meaning of the MHG word was 'lock' but it also meant 'keep'. So, in Czech, the existing word for 'lock', which did not originally mean 'keep', was extended in meaning so that it also came to mean 'keep', based on the MHG word. This extended meaning then spread to Polish and from there to Russian. —CodeCat 21:53, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I see. I was thinking that calque is something different. Maro 22:35, 1 June 2012 (UTC)