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English translation: viewing

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16:18 Sep 15, 2007
Norwegian (Bokmal) to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Human Resources / sudden mortality and grief
Norwegian (Bokmal) term or phrase: syning
One of a number of post-mortality rituals whereupon the survivor will allow themselves to mourn. " ved syning, båreandakt, minnestund eller begravelse."
doatley
Norway
Local time: 06:31
English translation:viewing
Explanation:
Here in the States it's referred to as the viewing (at least in the southern part where I live).
I see from the link I give that it's also called visitation or wake.
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Solfrid Lokslid
United States
Local time: 00:31
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Solfrid Lokslid


  

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viewing


Explanation:
Here in the States it's referred to as the viewing (at least in the southern part where I live).
I see from the link I give that it's also called visitation or wake.

Example sentence(s):
  • The viewing often takes place on one or two evenings before the funeral.

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral
Solfrid Lokslid
United States
Local time: 00:31
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