traduce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1530s, from Latin trādūcō (carry over; lead as a spectacle, dishonor), from trāns + dūcō (I lead).[1] Sense of “malign, defame” from 1580s.[1] Compare cognate transduce, from Latin trānsdūcō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɹəˈdjuːs/, /tɹəˈdʒuːs/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɹəˈdus/, /tɹəˈdjus/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /tɹəˈdus/

Verb[edit]

traduce (third-person singular simple present traduces, present participle traducing, simple past and past participle traduced)

  1. (transitive) To malign a person or entity by making malicious and false or defamatory statements.
    Synonyms: defame, libel, slander; see also Thesaurus:defame
  2. (archaic, transitive) To pass on (to one's children, future generations etc.); to transmit.
    Synonyms: hand down, bequeath, leave
    • 1650, Thomas Browne, chapter X, in Pseudodoxia Epidemica: [], 2nd edition, London: [] A[braham] Miller, for Edw[ard] Dod and Nath[aniel] Ekins, [], OCLC 152706203:
      However therefore this complexion was first acquired, it is evidently maintained by generation, and by the tincture of the skin as a spermatical part traduced from father unto son [] .
  3. (archaic, transitive) To pass into another form of expression; to rephrase, to translate.
    • 1865, "The Last of the Tercentenary", Temple Bar, vol. XIII, Mar 1865:
      From Davenant down to Dumas, from the Englishman who improved Macbaeth to the Frenchman who traduced into the French of Paris four acts of Hamlet, and added a new fifth act of his own, Shakespeare has been disturbed in a way he little thought of when he menacingly provided for the repose of his bones.

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with transduce.

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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “traduce”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Corsican[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin traducere, from Proto-Italic *tranzdoukō. Cognates include Italian tradurre and French traduire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /traˈdut͡ʃe/
  • Hyphenation: tra‧du‧ce

Verb[edit]

traduce

  1. (transitive) to translate

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /traˈdu.t͡ʃe/
  • Rhymes: -utʃe
  • Hyphenation: tra‧dù‧ce

Verb[edit]

traduce

  1. third-person singular present indicative of tradurre

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

trādūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of trādūcō

Noun[edit]

trāduce

  1. ablative singular of trādux

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin trādūcō, French traduire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

a traduce (third-person singular present traduce, past participle tradus3rd conj.

  1. to translate

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /tɾaˈduθe/, [t̪ɾaˈð̞u.θe]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /tɾaˈduse/, [t̪ɾaˈð̞u.se]

Verb[edit]

traduce

  1. inflection of traducir:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative