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English translation: sally port

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Spanish term or phrase:poterna
English translation:sally port
Entered by: Dora Murgu
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13:16 Feb 8, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Archaeology / castles
Spanish term or phrase: poterna
HI! this word in spanish is used to describe a minor door in forts or castles that usually leads to the pit or to the ramp.

context:

Llego a una poterna cerrada y flanqueada por almenas en las que la siluetas de dos hombres arrebujados en sus capotes empezaban a perfilarse contra el gris de la manana.

Thanks!
Dora Murgu
Local time: 23:17
sally port
Explanation:
I'm not sure if it's the exact equivalent, but this could be a useful term for you. Note that the French word used for "sally port" is "poterne", strikingly similar to the Spanish.

¡Suerte!

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Note added at 26 mins (2007-02-08 13:43:02 GMT)
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Rebecca Hendry
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:17
Grading comment
thanks, sally
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3 +1sally port
Rebecca Hendry


  

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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
sally port


Explanation:
I'm not sure if it's the exact equivalent, but this could be a useful term for you. Note that the French word used for "sally port" is "poterne", strikingly similar to the Spanish.

¡Suerte!

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Note added at 26 mins (2007-02-08 13:43:02 GMT)
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This previous Kudoz question might be useful to you as well - http://www.proz.com/kudoz/362282

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Rebecca Hendry
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
thanks, sally

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rothscga: Hi Sally, According to my dictionary the translation of poterna is: Postern, or Sally Port. Saludos
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Rothscga.
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