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"Effigies"

Post by Unikoman on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:33 pm

Hi there,

I'm Unikoman and I live in Sydney for 20 years.

I'm not a translator, but as I have some relatives and friends who have some difficulties about the English language, I use to translate some articles from Australian newspapers and magazines so they can read them.

But my Portuguese skills are not as good as the English ones as I moved to Australia at a very young age, so I though maybe someone in this forum could help me on this.

The article is from Sydney Morning Herald and is about the United States Presidential Election and the candidate Barack Obama. And my doubt is regarding to the word "effigies"... I can't remember the equivalent word in Portuguese. Would you help me on this?

Here is a part of the article:

A University of Kentucky student and another man have been arrested, accused of hanging a life-sized likeness of Barack Obama from a tree on the campus.

The incident was one of several in recent weeks involving effigies of the presidential candidates or their running mates.

Thank you very much.

Regards

Unikoman


Last edited by Unikoman on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:40 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : typo)

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Re: "Effigies"

Post by SteelInferno on Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:35 pm

Hi Unikoman,

I take it you know what effigies are in English you're just having trouble finding out the Portuguese equivalent.

Well, actually, effigy in Portuguese is éfigie so the plural is éfigies.

Here's a dictionary definition:
éfigie
do Lat. effigie


s. f.,
representação de uma pessoa;
imagem;
figura;
cunho de moeda que representava a cara do rei ou de pessoa notável.

queimar, enforcar em -: queimar, enforcar a figura de um condenado, à revelia.

source: Dicionário Priberam

I hope I have helped.

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Re: "Effigies"

Post by Unikoman on Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:12 pm

Hi SteelInferno,

Thank you very much for you help. That's exactly what I needed. I knew what it was but I had trouble finding the right word in Portuguese.

Thank you.

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