verb (used with object), trans·lit·er·at·ed, trans·lit·er·at·ing.
- translation dictionary,
- translation of axes,
- translocation down syndrome,
Origin of transliterate
Examples from the Web for transliterate
The 114 author is apparently unable to transliterate properly the Old English names.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
Word Origin for transliterate
"to write a word in the characters of another alphabet," 1861, apparently coined by German philologist Max Müller (1823-1900), from trans- "across" (see trans-) + Latin littera (also litera) "letter, character" (see letter).