equivalent word

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Noun1.equivalent word - two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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For example, the German word sehnsucht, which roughly describes an intense yearning for something far off and indefinable, has no equivalent word in English.
We don't have an equivalent word for it in either English or Tagalog.
(In truth, no equivalent word for witch, derived from Old English, exists in Hebrew, so what the Bible condemns, in various places, is more properly translated as sorcery, divination, and/or mediumship.) Still, as early as Catholic grade school I learned to equate witchcraft with tarot cards and Ouija boards--all feared as portals to the demonic.
I couldn't find a pretty English equivalent word for this emotion.
It is hard to tell, and it could be either time in "the city that never sleeps." In the German language, the word, "Dammerung" means both "dawn" and "dusk." Dammerung (for which there is no equivalent word in English) refers to the transition period in the day between darkness and light.
This entails that behind the translation of a given word there must be some hidden concepts that make a given equivalent word appropriate in a given context.
According to Appel and Muysken (1987), switching serves a referential function when interlocutors switch because of lack of knowledge or lack of an equivalent word in that language.
I being a painter and a photographer found the equivalent word for this color in English /Rust/ and found that this is the color number 777 in the Lee Filters swatch book.
No equivalent word existed apart from xunado, which meant primarily "follower." Moreover, Chinese culture saw death as something negative.
Julie Muret of campaign group Osez Le Feminisme, meaning Dare Feminism, said in September that the equivalent word for men of "Damoiseau" - meaning squire - was abolished decades ago.
com - French equivalent word for cupid - for pounds 175,000.