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English translation: gable, gablet

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Italian term or phrase:ghimberga
English translation:gable, gablet
Entered by: Hege Jakobsen Lepri
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14:13 Jul 6, 2002
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture / architecture
Italian term or phrase: ghimberga
Typical of the German gothic style.
I actually know what it looks like, but need a translation.... in order to be able to translate into yet another language (Norwegian)
Hege Jakobsen Lepri
Local time: 03:37
gable, gablet
Explanation:
yes, it seems to be a tympan - I've found it's "gable" in french:

WIMPERGEN ET ZABRERI
Le mot allemand Wimperg, devenu Ghimberga en italien et Gâble en français, désigne le tympan gothique, en terre cuite ou en marbre, qui devient trè populaire dans ces vallées au XV. Les spécialistes en seront le frères Zabreri, tailleurs de pierre de Pagliero en Val Maira, auteur des deux plus raffinées « ghimberghe » de la région , sur les façades des paroissiales de Dronero et San Damiano Macra. Les frères Zabreri créent aussi de nombreux baptistères en pierre verte comme celui que l’on voit à Rossana : de forme polygonale, ils sont recouvert d’écriture gothique en fonction décorative, ainsi que de blasons et de motifs végétaux.

[ www.viaoccitanacatalana.org/zone/ zone_dettaglio_valli_fra.asp?IDrecord=19]

 
Here is one of the links about gable/gablet in english:

THE CONSERVATION GLOSSARY - [ Traduci questa pagina ]
Glossary Home (Dutch, Nepus, Tympan) Gable, Gablet, Gable Springer.
- the ... A gablet is a small gable used as a decorative feature. A ...
www.trp.dundee.ac.uk/research/glossary/gable.html - 3k - Copia cache - Pagine simili

hope it helps
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luskie
Local time: 09:37
Grading comment
YES! This answer also brought me right to the Norwegian word "gavl", which is what I was really looking for
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +1gable, gablet
luskie


  

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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
gable, gablet


Explanation:
yes, it seems to be a tympan - I've found it's "gable" in french:

WIMPERGEN ET ZABRERI
Le mot allemand Wimperg, devenu Ghimberga en italien et Gâble en français, désigne le tympan gothique, en terre cuite ou en marbre, qui devient trè populaire dans ces vallées au XV. Les spécialistes en seront le frères Zabreri, tailleurs de pierre de Pagliero en Val Maira, auteur des deux plus raffinées « ghimberghe » de la région , sur les façades des paroissiales de Dronero et San Damiano Macra. Les frères Zabreri créent aussi de nombreux baptistères en pierre verte comme celui que l’on voit à Rossana : de forme polygonale, ils sont recouvert d’écriture gothique en fonction décorative, ainsi que de blasons et de motifs végétaux.

[ www.viaoccitanacatalana.org/zone/ zone_dettaglio_valli_fra.asp?IDrecord=19]

 
Here is one of the links about gable/gablet in english:

THE CONSERVATION GLOSSARY - [ Traduci questa pagina ]
Glossary Home (Dutch, Nepus, Tympan) Gable, Gablet, Gable Springer.
- the ... A gablet is a small gable used as a decorative feature. A ...
www.trp.dundee.ac.uk/research/glossary/gable.html - 3k - Copia cache - Pagine simili

hope it helps

luskie
Local time: 09:37
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 41
Grading comment
YES! This answer also brought me right to the Norwegian word "gavl", which is what I was really looking for

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Catherine Bolton: Yes on "gable". My Enc. of Historical Architecture has a sketch of the west front of a Gothic cathedral and the part that corresponds to the "ghimberga" is indicated as the gable.
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