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calque ( KALK) , calquing
1. A borrowing by which a specialized meaning of a word or phrase in one language is transferred to another language by a literal translation; such as, "masterpiece" is a calque from German "meisterstuck".
2. A loan translation; especially, one resulting from bilingual interference in which the internal structure of a borrowed word or phrase is maintained but its morphemes are replaced by those of the native language; such as, German halbinsel for "peninsula".
3. Etymology: from French, from calquer, "to trace, to copy"; from Italian calcare, "to press", from Latin calcre, "to tread on", from calx, "heel".
This entry is located in the following unit: calci-, calc-, calcane-, calcio-, calco-, calcar-, calx (page 4)