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English translation: yes, Spanish name for Sluis

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20:51 Oct 29, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - History
Spanish term or phrase: la Esclusa
The phrase appears in an article about King Philip the third (Felipe III); Los éxitos de las galeras de Spínola "con que iba llenándose la Esclusa de capturas de herejes"....

The article was previously talking about the wars of Spain against Holland and England; are they here talking about a town in Flanders known in Spanish as 'Esclusa'? The local name of the same town is Sluis.

I also know that 'esclusa' is a term for a canal lock in English, but in this article it comes with a capital letter.
Anyone out there who can shed any light on this please? Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
xxxJPW
Local time: 21:13
English translation:yes, Spanish name for Sluis
Explanation:
Hi John Paul,

I'm not sure whether this answers your doubt but yes, it seems this is the Spanish name for SLuis/Sluys:

Esclusa (en holandés: Sluys o Sluis) es un poblado holandés de la región de Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Está considerado, sin embargo, puerto de la ciudad belga de Brujas (país al que perteneció durante siglos). Su cualidad estratégica lo hizo un bocado apetecible para invasores de todas las nacionalidades, especialmente para las flotas inglesas que lo atacaron durante la Guerra de los Cien Años e inflingieron una grave derrota a los franceses en la célebre Batalla de Sluys.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esclusa_(Países_Bajos)

Good luck!

Álvaro :O) :O)

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Note added at 25 mins (2007-10-29 21:17:11 GMT)
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I have found a number of references to La Esclusa and Spinola, and also to the fact that the city was taken by Maurice of Nassau. I can't say whether that's before or after your excerpt, but the fact that Spinola's ships "gradually filled Sluys with captured heretics" seems clear enough.

:O)

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Note added at 27 mins (2007-10-29 21:19:50 GMT)
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http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esclusa_(Países_Bajos)

I've just realised that for some reason the last part of the link doesn't get included, so you'll get taken to the normal definition for "esclusa". I suggest you type it into your nav bar or otherwise search it directly on Wikipedia in Spanish.

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Note added at 16 hrs (2007-10-30 12:52:02 GMT) Post-grading
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My pleasure John. Seems like an interesting text. :O)
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Local time: 21:13
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yes, Spanish name for Sluis


Explanation:
Hi John Paul,

I'm not sure whether this answers your doubt but yes, it seems this is the Spanish name for SLuis/Sluys:

Esclusa (en holandés: Sluys o Sluis) es un poblado holandés de la región de Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. Está considerado, sin embargo, puerto de la ciudad belga de Brujas (país al que perteneció durante siglos). Su cualidad estratégica lo hizo un bocado apetecible para invasores de todas las nacionalidades, especialmente para las flotas inglesas que lo atacaron durante la Guerra de los Cien Años e inflingieron una grave derrota a los franceses en la célebre Batalla de Sluys.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esclusa_(Países_Bajos)

Good luck!

Álvaro :O) :O)

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Note added at 25 mins (2007-10-29 21:17:11 GMT)
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I have found a number of references to La Esclusa and Spinola, and also to the fact that the city was taken by Maurice of Nassau. I can't say whether that's before or after your excerpt, but the fact that Spinola's ships "gradually filled Sluys with captured heretics" seems clear enough.

:O)

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Note added at 27 mins (2007-10-29 21:19:50 GMT)
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http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esclusa_(Países_Bajos)

I've just realised that for some reason the last part of the link doesn't get included, so you'll get taken to the normal definition for "esclusa". I suggest you type it into your nav bar or otherwise search it directly on Wikipedia in Spanish.

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Note added at 16 hrs (2007-10-30 12:52:02 GMT) Post-grading
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My pleasure John. Seems like an interesting text. :O)

moken
Local time: 21:13
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 60
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