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mistranslate

[mis-trans-leyt, -tranz-, mis-trans-leyt, -tranz-] /ˌmɪs trænsˈleɪt, -trænz-, mɪsˈtræns leɪt, -ˈtrænz-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mistranslated, mistranslating.
1.
to translate incorrectly.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; mis-1 + translate
Related forms
mistranslation, noun
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Word Origin and History for mistranslate
v.

1530s, from mis- (1) + translate. Related: Mistranslated; mistranslating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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