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00:51 Jan 21, 2004
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO] General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / general
English term or phrase:university endowments
University endowments increased an average of 2.9 percent last year, reversing two years of decline.
Explanation: Porque aquí se refiere a que las reciben, no a que las Universidades las dan (que también puede ser).
ACUERDO DE LA ASAMBLEA GENERAL DE LA CRUE (15-06-01)
... Asimismo es necesario disponer de incentivos fiscales específicos que propicien las aportaciones externas
y las *donaciones a las Universidades*.
Un saludo, Andrés.
Explanation: Definitions of endowed:
adjective: provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)
Example: "An well-endowed college" http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?Main Entry: en·dow
Pronunciation: in-'dau, en-
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French endouer, from Middle French en- + douer to endow, from Latin dotare, from dot-, dos gift, dowry -- more at DATE
Date: 15th century
1 : to furnish with an income; especially : to make a grant of money providing for the continuing support or maintenance of <endow a hospital>
2 : to furnish with a dower
3 : to provide with something freely or naturally <endowed with a good sense of humor> book=Dictionary&va=endowed
Gabo Pena Local time: 11:41 Works in field Native speaker of: English, Spanish