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- A word or phrase that has been translated semantically from one language for use in another.
The phrase "that goes without saying" is a calque of the French phrase "ça va sans dire".
- (transitive) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Calque, v. t. See 2d
Calk, v. t.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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