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12:53 Jun 21, 2001
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Catalan term or phrase: encunyat a nom de
Does this simply mean "bearing the name of" or is there more to it than that?

"Dels 45 dinars ... un 40% foren encunyades a nom d’Abd Allah ..."
"... el dinar estava encunyat a nom de Abdu Tamim al-Mu’izz, califa fatimida entre 341-365H/ 953-975 AD..."
xxxJon Zuber
English translation:"bear the name" indeed...and then...
Explanation:
I understand the author is talking about 45 coins found in some archeological site or by chance somewhere and the only evidence he's got of "a name" is on the coins. So, he says that "40% of the 45 coins bear the name of Abd...", which could as well mean that Mr. Abd, being some big fish, gave the mint-slaves the order to mint these coins with his name. Funny though again, una carta va a nom d'Abd, un paquet va a nom d'Abd (Abd being the receiver) Maybe the idea is that Abd is the owner of those coins, they are HIS coins and must come back to him at some stage. These guys were real tyrants, everything belonged to them...Luck...:-)
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xxxPaul Roige
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Local time: 09:17
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nastruck with the nameJosep Viñas-Barón
na"bear the name" indeed...and then...xxxPaul Roige
nacoin, mint
Blanca Rodr�guez


  

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1 hr
coin, mint


Explanation:
It is what you think, "acuñar" in Spanish

Blanca Rodr�guez
Local time: 09:17
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in GalicianGalician
PRO pts in pair: 41
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"bear the name" indeed...and then...


Explanation:
I understand the author is talking about 45 coins found in some archeological site or by chance somewhere and the only evidence he's got of "a name" is on the coins. So, he says that "40% of the 45 coins bear the name of Abd...", which could as well mean that Mr. Abd, being some big fish, gave the mint-slaves the order to mint these coins with his name. Funny though again, una carta va a nom d'Abd, un paquet va a nom d'Abd (Abd being the receiver) Maybe the idea is that Abd is the owner of those coins, they are HIS coins and must come back to him at some stage. These guys were real tyrants, everything belonged to them...Luck...:-)


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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 09:17
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 184
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You got there first, by 4 minutes.
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1 hr
struck with the name


Explanation:
It means to impress with the name. The exact verb is “to strike”
“were struck with the name of Abd Allah..."



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Josep Viñas-Barón
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