Ubf matros

15:38 Apr 30, 2014
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Ships, Sailing, Maritime
Danish term or phrase: Ubf matros
This term occurs in a vacation card issued for a sailor - no additional relevant context, just dates and amounts of money.

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4 +1Ordinary seaman
Charles Ek
2ubefaren matros ?
Christine Andersen



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ubefaren matros ?

Guessing, remembering Carsten Jensen´s ´Vi de Druknede´

Gyldendals gives ´not able bodied´ for ubefaren.

Compare befaren, halvbefaren and related terms, also under sømand.

Christine Andersen
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Ub(e)faren matros
Ordinary seaman

Christine has it right, I think.

See the link for the pairing, under "Matros". Position description for the English term is at the second link.

Note added at 19 hrs (2014-05-01 11:04:50 GMT)

I should probably clarify for future generations of puzzled linguists - I intended to write "Ub(efaren) matros" above. :-)

    Reference: http://www.jmarcussen.dk/maritim/mart/lexref/titel.html
    Reference: http://www.seamanjobsite.com/profile_item-6/Ordinary-Seaman....
Charles Ek
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