20:31 Mar 13, 2009
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Catalan term or phrase: individus-matriu
Hello! I have been unable to find this anywhere, and am hesitant to translate it literally. If anyone is familiar with Jean Duvignaud, could help, or knows where I might look, I would be very grateful.


Hom podria pensar que l’infern és això, tot el que ens envolta. Això ho sostenien els gnòstics, efectivament, fa dos milers d’anys, i càtars, espiritistes i altres corrents heterodoxos i individus-matriu –com en deia Jean Duvignaud–, que han solcat la història.
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2individuals that mould us
Berni Armstrong



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individuals that mould us

Could this be using "Matriu" in the sense of moulding?

Hence: "... other heteredox trends and key individuals (as Jean Duvignaud put it) that have moulded us throughout history.

Obviously, Jean Duvignaud probably coined an exact phrase for these "key individuals", so, if you have time, I suggest you consult the French KudoZ area for further help with this.

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