[mis-trans-leyt, -tranz-, mis-trans-leyt, -tranz-]
- to translate incorrectly.
Origin of mistranslate
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Examples from the Web for mistranslation
In that case, there was indeed a mistranslation, though the actual rendering was only slightly less noxious than the errant one.
The reference to a mistranslation stems from an incident regarding Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Hebraists will want to shout "gotcha" at my mistranslation but that will show they haven't been watching the news.New Words For A New War
November 19, 2012
But the fact is—this word vow is a mistranslation: the proper word should have been oath.Not Paul, But Jesus
They say it is a mistranslation; that poisoners are meant, and not witches.Bible Studies
Joseph M. Wheeler
The passage as it appears in our version of the Old Testament is itself a mistranslation.
This so-called prophecy, like the preceding, is a mistranslation.
We have noticed only one mistranslation, and that is one which is wholly indefensible.
Word Origin and History for mistranslation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper