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Can't find this word, 'mecena'

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OK, so I'm reading 'Angels and Demons' in spanish right now, yup, that movie with Tom Hanks, the sequel to the Da Vinci Code. I loved the movie, so I got the book to see the original source. So..I'm at the part where Tom Hanks, or should I say Langdon is with Vittoria at the first altar of science of the Illuminati that has to do with the element of earth. They've just finished discovering the body of the first cardinal and of course, the Swiss Guard has just finished arriving in the nick of time to do nothing.

So Langdon is trying to find another sign of the Illumanti's 'path of illumination' to get to the next altar of science where the next cardinal will die. Therein, lies my question.

'La Capilla Chigi estaba en un nicho apartado, un tributo a un gran mecenas de la ciencia, decorada con simbología terrenal.'

I only need to know the word 'mecenas'. It is killing me. I can't find the meaning, it's not in this dictionary for sure.

-Charlius-

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updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by Charlius

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No way we are ignoring your threads charlie! wink

LOok, in case you have a doubt, go to RAE:

mecenas. (Por alus. a C. C. Mecenas, c69 a. C. al 8 d. C., consejero del emperador romano Augusto y protector de las letras y de los literatos). 1. m. Persona que patrocina las letras o las artes.

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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I wonder if threads like this can be deleted - together with my "meaning of the word ´do´ " ?

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by Behemoth
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OK, I officially fail at Internet.

I just typed 'mecenas' in this dictionary and got the meaning. I think what I did was just type 'mecena', doh!

Ignore this thread.

-Charlius-

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by Charlius
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The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives the translation of mecenas as "patron (of the arts), sponsor".

Hope that helps.

updated SEP 21, 2009
edited by schub
posted by schub
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Just double-click the word "mecenas" smile

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by Behemoth
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I seems to be some form of the word mecenazgo or referring to a patron of the artes or sciences.

mecenazgo

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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