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- The borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally
2007, Alexander Onysko, Anglicisms in German:
- To support his definition, Betz discusses various examples of loan translation from Latin and English as in German Wolkenkratzer after English skyscraper, Gegengift ('antidote') after Latin contravenenum, Mitleid ('compasssion') after Latin compassio, and Gewissen ('conscience') after Latin conscientia (1949: 27,32).
the borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally