der seijles af for vintern

English translation: taking down the mill sails for winter

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Danish term or phrase:der seijles af for vintern
English translation:taking down the mill sails for winter
Entered by: Helen Johnson

07:19 Apr 13, 2005
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel / tourism
Danish term or phrase: der seijles af for vintern
Tourism - 'sails taken off for the winter' literally, in respect of Danish Mill Day. Sidste maledag - der seijles af for vintern. Is this being used figuratively to mean 'this then closes for the winter' or similar?
Thanks in advance,
Helen
Helen Johnson
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:54
taking down the mill sails for winter
Explanation:
No, I think it is very direct. I would think that they would take down the mill sails to prevent them from being torn in the winter storms or freezing over.

Vinterberg & Bodelsen has
"sejle af (tage sejlene af en mølle): take the sails off a mill"

http://www.jyskordbog.dk/ordbog/index.cgi?opslag=af1 has
"sejle af (på mølle)"
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Mads Grøftehauge
Local time: 05:54
Grading comment
Thanks very much, Mads.
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5 +1taking down the mill sails for winter
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taking down the mill sails for winter


Explanation:
No, I think it is very direct. I would think that they would take down the mill sails to prevent them from being torn in the winter storms or freezing over.

Vinterberg & Bodelsen has
"sejle af (tage sejlene af en mølle): take the sails off a mill"

http://www.jyskordbog.dk/ordbog/index.cgi?opslag=af1 has
"sejle af (på mølle)"

Mads Grøftehauge
Local time: 05:54
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Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks very much, Mads.

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