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Acto de discurrir el entendimiento.

English translation: The act of reflecting on one's understanding

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Spanish term or phrase:Acto de discurrir el entendimiento.
English translation:The act of reflecting on one's understanding
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16:10 Nov 1, 2007
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Spanish term or phrase: Acto de discurrir el entendimiento.
Hi,

In my version of Don Quijote with updated Spanish there is the following title:
Discretas razones de Sancho a su amo.

In DRAE, under razón I read:
1. f. Facultad de discurrir.
2. f. Acto de discurrir el entendimiento.
etc.

Now, I think it’s number two which covers this usage of razón, but I'd very much to secure a good translation for the explanation!

All the best,

Simon
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:32
The act of reflecting on one's understanding
Explanation:
Sounds like "reasoning"

Webster (see esp. 2a obsolete

reason
Pronunciation:*
Function:verb
Inflected Form:reasoned ; reasoned ; reasoning \-z(*)ni*\ ; reasons
Etymology:Middle English resonen, from Middle French raisonner to discuss, reason, from Old French, from raison, n. * more at 2REASON

intransitive verb
1 : to use the faculty of reason so as to arrive at conclusions : THINK *is able to reason brilliantly*
2 a obsolete : to take part in a conversation, discussion, or argument with another b : to talk or discourse persuasively with another so as to influence, modify, or change the other's actions or opinions *is someone you simply can't reason with*
transitive verb
1 archaic a : DISCUSS, ARGUE *am in no humor to reason that point— Maria Edgeworth* b (1) : to analyze by the use of reason (as in critically examining or in seeking out inferences or conclusions) (2) : to justify or support with reasons *this boy T does reason our petition— Shakespeare*
2 : to persuade, influence, or otherwise prevail on by the use of reason *reasoned myself out of the instincts and rules by which one mostly surrounds oneself— W.B.Yeats* *reasoned her into believing what he said*
3 : to discover, formulate, or conclude by the use of reason — usually used with out *reason out a plan* *the steadiness of a reasoned conviction— A.L.Gu*rard*
synonyms see THINK
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The act of reflecting on one's understanding


Explanation:
Sounds like "reasoning"

Webster (see esp. 2a obsolete

reason
Pronunciation:*
Function:verb
Inflected Form:reasoned ; reasoned ; reasoning \-z(*)ni*\ ; reasons
Etymology:Middle English resonen, from Middle French raisonner to discuss, reason, from Old French, from raison, n. * more at 2REASON

intransitive verb
1 : to use the faculty of reason so as to arrive at conclusions : THINK *is able to reason brilliantly*
2 a obsolete : to take part in a conversation, discussion, or argument with another b : to talk or discourse persuasively with another so as to influence, modify, or change the other's actions or opinions *is someone you simply can't reason with*
transitive verb
1 archaic a : DISCUSS, ARGUE *am in no humor to reason that point— Maria Edgeworth* b (1) : to analyze by the use of reason (as in critically examining or in seeking out inferences or conclusions) (2) : to justify or support with reasons *this boy T does reason our petition— Shakespeare*
2 : to persuade, influence, or otherwise prevail on by the use of reason *reasoned myself out of the instincts and rules by which one mostly surrounds oneself— W.B.Yeats* *reasoned her into believing what he said*
3 : to discover, formulate, or conclude by the use of reason — usually used with out *reason out a plan* *the steadiness of a reasoned conviction— A.L.Gu*rard*
synonyms see THINK

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