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English translation: tintinnabulum

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French term or phrase:timbulum
English translation:tintinnabulum
Entered by: Helen Shiner
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07:34 Sep 2, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Furniture / Household Appliances
French term or phrase: timbulum
This is from an inventory of household furniture. Does anyone know what a "timbulum" is?

Un timbulum en bois et silex, monté en table basse.

Thank you
Rebecca Elliott
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:02
tintinnabulum
Explanation:
Either a small bell if the context is in any way Roman Catholic in which case it stays the same in English probably or a percussion instrument, in which case I believe it is generally referred to as a tintinnabulum in EN.

TINTINNABULUM, CRÉPITACULUN ou TIMBULUM. Clochette romaine et petit carillon qui s’employèrent jusqu’au IXe siècle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintinnabulum

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small, tinkling bell or a set of bells played in succession.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tintinnabulum

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Now for a horrible pun .... the EN rang bells with me, when I found it, but it was nice to be reminded. Thanks for the points

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@ Bourth. I picture it as a row of bells mounted on a low table.
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Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:02
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Thank you - you learn something new every day!
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tintinnabulum


Explanation:
Either a small bell if the context is in any way Roman Catholic in which case it stays the same in English probably or a percussion instrument, in which case I believe it is generally referred to as a tintinnabulum in EN.

TINTINNABULUM, CRÉPITACULUN ou TIMBULUM. Clochette romaine et petit carillon qui s’employèrent jusqu’au IXe siècle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintinnabulum

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-09-02 08:35:54 GMT)
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small, tinkling bell or a set of bells played in succession.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tintinnabulum

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Note added at 6 hrs (2008-09-02 13:58:40 GMT) Post-grading
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Now for a horrible pun .... the EN rang bells with me, when I found it, but it was nice to be reminded. Thanks for the points

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Note added at 7 hrs (2008-09-02 15:28:50 GMT) Post-grading
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@ Bourth. I picture it as a row of bells mounted on a low table.

Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 15
Grading comment
Thank you - you learn something new every day!

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neutral  xxxBourth: Found that also, but made of wood and flint? I have seen very LARGE Swiss cowbells used as tables, but most bells are hardly the right sort of shape.
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  -> I presume wooden bells make a lovely sound, perhaps with a flint hammer? http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=laf91p1-JEEC&pg=PA70&lpg=...
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TINTINNABULUM, CRÉPITACULUN ou TIMBULUM. Clochette romaine et petit carillon qui s’employèrent jusqu’au IXe siècle.
http://www.luthiers-mirecourt.com/jacquot1.htm

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Sep 2, 2008 - Changes made by Helen Shiner:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/88189">Rebecca Elliott's</a> old entry - "timbulum" » "tintinnabulum"


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