Latvian: trujiman/translator

anikka

Senior Member
latvia/latvian
Hello!

I am translating a book from spanish and there apers this world - "trujiman", according to the dictioanry it is an archaic word for translator in Eastern countries, that also gives some advice.
I was wondering if there are some words in altvian that would be like that
Jo es nevaru iedomāties neko vairs kā "tulks", "tulkotājs", nekā sakarīga.... :(
 
  • palomnik

    Senior Member
    English
    The word is ultimately from Arabic tarjuman, no doubt via Turkish contact. The same word in English is dragoman, and in English it was used to refer to a court official in the old Ottoman Empire whose duty was to translate in meetings for the sultan.
     
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    CapnPrep

    Senior Member
    AmE
    This dictionary gives the word dragomans but it might refer specifically to the historical profession and not to a translator/interpreter in general. But it might be appropriate depending on the context of the original Spanish text.
     

    anikka

    Senior Member
    latvia/latvian
    o, thank you!

    The word dragomans in fact really has the same origin, so I will probably use it.
    Thanks again you all!
     
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