See 2d Calk v t
- a manifestation introduced into one language by translating it from another language
- See 2d Calk, v. t.
"loan interpretation of a foreign term or expression," from French calque, virtually "a copy," from calquer "to trace by rubbing" (it self lent in English 1660s as calk), launched 16c. from Italian calcare, from Latin calcare "to tread, to press down."