transliteral

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from transliterate, perhaps influenced by literal.

Adjective[edit]

transliteral (not comparable)

  1. Transliterating; using transliteration.
    • 1897, Syamacharan Ganguli, TRANSLITERAL versus PHONETIC ROMANISATION, article IX in the Calcutta Review, volume 105 (number 210)

Etymology 2[edit]

trans- +‎ literal

Adjective[edit]

transliteral (not comparable)

  1. (rare) More than literal; beyond literal.
    • 2006, Christine Downing, Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love, page 31:
      Freud's understanding of sexuality was always transliteral, []

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