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gràciles cimbras?

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What does gràciles cimbras mean? The sentence is "De ella penden doce gràciles cimbras ornamentales talladas en piedras."

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updated DIC 15, 2009
posted by KittyCat

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Está hablando de la bóveda del coro de la Catedral de Christ Church de Oxford.

La bóveda del coro. William Orchard, 1550. Bóveda compuesta por una serie de relieves en forma de estrella con la finalidad de crear una imagen celestial. De ella penden doce gráciles cimbras ornamentales talladas en piedra.

updated DIC 15, 2009
posted by Carlos-F
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Gráciles cimbras (please note the accent Spanish does not use the "grave=à À" accent it only uses the acute=áÁ form)

Gráciles cimbras means delicate/graceful arches

Gráciles = slender; small; delicate; graceful Cimbras = Architectural term denoting arches of stone, brick or wood.

updated DIC 15, 2009
posted by alferraro
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It's the ella that I find mysterious. Does that mean a feminine pronoun (it) in this sentence rather that she/her?

From it hangs twelve delicate, ornamental arches/curves/semicircles carved in stone.

updated DIC 15, 2009
posted by 0074b507
Tal vez sea una estatua - 003487d6, DIC 15, 2009
That's because this is only a fragment and "ella" has been probably described before in the text.. - 00e657d4, DIC 15, 2009
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