Rare, Literary, and Technical Terms

Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780198269885
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600449 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 Rare, Literary, and Technical Terms

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An analysis of the use of rare, obscure, and technical terms as a translation feature in the Old Latin Gospels. It is suggested that these forms need not be ’archaisms’ or ’vulgarisms’ (as is often suggested); the use of inappropriately precise and technical terms is a wider feature of translationese in general, and Biblical translation in particular.

Keywords: archaisms; Old Latin; rare words; technical terms; translationese; vulgarisms

Chapter.  4124 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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