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The Expressions for 'Translate' and 'Interpret' in the European Languages

Hill, Peter


In the Romance languages the act of translating ‘to translate from one language into another’ is verbalized with words that originated from the mediaeval Latin trādūco (in the Classical Latin (con)vertere (vortere), reddere and interpretārī were used). The English language adopted the verb translate from the mediaeval Latin transfero distinguishing from the oral translation interpret (which is of Latin origin, probably borrowed through French) from the written translation (translate). There...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Orbis Linguarum


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