learned borrowing

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EtymologyEdit

learned +‎ borrowing

NounEdit

learned borrowing (plural learned borrowings)

  1. (linguistics) A word or other linguistic form borrowed from one language into another on purpose instead of through normal language contact, especially a word from classical language which is borrowed directly (rather than, for a descendant language, passed by inheritance; or for an unrelated language, borrowed through normal language contact) into a later language.
    Synonyms: learned loanword, learned loan

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