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 untranslatable
Contemporary Examples of untranslatable
I too am not a bit tamed ... I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.A Eulogy for Marie Colvin
March 14, 2012
Historical Examples of untranslatable
Some apology must be made for an attempt "to translate the untranslatable."Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
This is an untranslatable play on the name 'Polus,' which means 'a colt.'Gorgias
"The future is so untranslatable," says she, with a little evasion.April's Lady
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
Poosh or Posh I have already confessed to be untranslatable literally.The Coming Race
Edward Bulwer Lytton
The word is untranslatable, though my dictionary translates it.Home Life in Germany
Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
- 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).