arc adovellat

English translation: voussoired arch

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Catalan term or phrase:arc adovellat
English translation:voussoired arch
Entered by: Lia Fail (X)

11:51 Aug 12, 2001
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Catalan term or phrase: arc adovellat
La senzilla estructura d’aquesta fou alterada en ser ampliat el temple amb dues naus afegides que acullen una sagristia i una capella quadrada. A la façana de ponent, on s’obre la porta, molt senzilla, amb un arc adovellat, fou construït un porxo amb coberta d’embigat
Lia Fail (X)
Spain
Local time: 16:03
voussoired arch
Explanation:
adovellat: "fet amb dovelles"

dovella [cast. dovela]: "bloc de pedra en forma de tascó per a formar arcs, voltes, etc."

tascó: "peça de fusta, de ferro, etc., que serveix per a esberlar pedra, fusta, etc., per a fer forta una cosa dins una altra introduint-la en un interstici, etc."
-GDLC

voussoir: "one of the stones which form part of an arch or a vault, usually having the sides slightly inclined towards each other .... Hence 'voussoired', constructed with voussoirs."
-OED

Now if you're thinking the term isn't gaire específic, com que hi ha més de quatre arcs que hi estan construïdes, you're right.
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Jon Zuber (X)
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Summary of answers provided
na +1voussoired arch
Jon Zuber (X)
naarch with voussoirs
Sean Lyle
nalobed arch
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
naround arch
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti


  

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1 hr
round arch


Explanation:
Dear Ailish,

just the same as arc de mig punt. Very easy sort of arch. I looked on art dictionaries to make sure.

Hope it helps!

Flavio


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Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
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Local time: 16:03
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1 hr
lobed arch


Explanation:
Dear Ailish,

I may be wrong with the above. If your arch has "cuñas" in it, visible "blocks" around the circle of the arch, then it is a lobed arch.

Hope it helps, Flavio


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Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in SpanishSpanish
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
voussoired arch


Explanation:
adovellat: "fet amb dovelles"

dovella [cast. dovela]: "bloc de pedra en forma de tascó per a formar arcs, voltes, etc."

tascó: "peça de fusta, de ferro, etc., que serveix per a esberlar pedra, fusta, etc., per a fer forta una cosa dins una altra introduint-la en un interstici, etc."
-GDLC

voussoir: "one of the stones which form part of an arch or a vault, usually having the sides slightly inclined towards each other .... Hence 'voussoired', constructed with voussoirs."
-OED

Now if you're thinking the term isn't gaire específic, com que hi ha més de quatre arcs que hi estan construïdes, you're right.

Jon Zuber (X)
PRO pts in pair: 110

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sean Lyle: but see below
18 hrs
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23 hrs
arch with voussoirs


Explanation:
"dovella" is voussoir, one of the wedge-shaped blocks of stone which go to form an arch, so the translation has to have this idea in it.

I agree with Jon in all his definitions, but don't like the sound of "voussoired arch" - too much rhyming going on: hence my version.

But ya pays your money and ya takes ya pick...

Sean Lyle
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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