verb (used with object), trans·lat·ed, trans·lat·ing.
- to move (a bishop) from one see to another.
- to move (a see) from one place to another.
- to move (relics) from one place to another.
verb (used without object), trans·lat·ed, trans·lat·ing.
Origin of translate
Examples from the Web for translatable
Historical Examples of translatable
The German's impulse is translatable in the words "Be organized."The Psychology of Nations
The sounds of indignation and ferocity that followed this statement are not translatable.The Buffalo Runners
Here only the last word, which means “golden light,” is translatable.A History of Sanskrit Literature
Arthur A. MacDonell
But his expression was translatable into "what do you take me for?"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident
These when translatable bring us nearest of all to the heart of the great past.
- to transfer (a cleric) from one ecclesiastical office to another
- to transfer (a see) from one place to another
Word Origin for translate
c.1300, "to remove from one place to another," also "to turn from one language to another," from Latin translatus "carried over," serving as past participle of transferre "to bring over, carry over" (see transfer), from trans- (see trans-) + latus "borne, carried," from *tlatos, from PIE root *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (see extol). Related: Translated; translating. A similar notion is behind the Old English word it replaced, awendan, from wendan "to turn, direct" (see wend).