calque

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See also: calqué

English[edit]

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Borrowed from French calque (calque, literally tracing, copy), from calquer (to copy, trace) (whence also calk), itself borrowed from Italian calcare, from Latin calcāre (I tread).

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calque (plural calques)

  1. (linguistics, translation studies) A word or phrase in a language formed by word-for-word or morpheme-by-morpheme translation of a word in another language.
    Synonyms: loan translation, calquing
    The word "watershed" is a calque of the German "Wasserscheide".

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calque (third-person singular simple present calques, present participle calquing, simple past and past participle calqued)

  1. (linguistics, translation studies) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.

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While the term calque is a loanword from French, the term loanword is a calque of German.

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calque

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of calcar

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbal of calquer, borrowed from Italian calcare, from Latin calcāre (I tread).

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calque m (plural calques)

  1. tracing (the reproduction of an image made by copying it through translucent paper)
  2. (lexicography) calque, loan translation
  3. (computer graphics) layer

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calque

  1. inflection of calcar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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calque

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of calcar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of calcar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of calcar.