::The word watershed is a from German Wasserscheide.
verb (calques, calquing, calqued)
- A word-for-word translation of a saying or a morpheme-by-morpheme translation of a word from one language to another.
Etymology: From French, calque < calcare
- (transitive) To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.
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