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interpret
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

2 uses
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Definition
to translate words into spoken words of another language

(This word is especially used in place of translate when the translation is done real-time, or on-the-fly, or immediately as needed.)
  • But if Legolas was with the Company, he would not interpret the songs for them, saying that he had not the skill, and that for him the grief was still too near, a matter for tears and not yet for song.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Mirror of Galadriel (47% in)
interpret = translate
  • Yet as is the way of Elvish words, they remained graven in his memory, and long afterwards he interpreted them, as well as he could: the language was that of Elven-song and spoke of things little known on Middle-earth.
    2.8 — Book 2 Chapter 8 — Farewell to Lorien (86% in)
interpreted = translated
There are no more uses of "interpret" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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