mountain of fire

14:37 Aug 21, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: mountain of fire
World History Project

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nafeuerspeiender Berg
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
BarbaraW (X)
naflammender/brennender/feuriger Berg // berghohe Flammen
Roland Grefer
na -1montagne de feu
Alexandra Hague



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montagne de feu

Literal translation but I think it works.

Alexandra Hague
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disagree  Roland Grefer: nice _French_ translation, but he's asking for the German translation
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flammender/brennender/feuriger Berg // berghohe Flammen

Depending on the context it could be either of the above. The former would describe the physical instance of a mountain on fire, as well as the similar image presented by specific natural monuments (i.e. the "Rosengarten" in Southern Tyrol), while the latter would be refering to a wildfire with extremely tall flames.

Roland Grefer
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Sounds strange possibly, but it depends on the context totally.

Feuriger Berg may apply as well.

Unless further context is given, I don't see how it can be translated correctly. Could be a restaurant on Hawaii for what I know.

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feuerspeiender Berg

Well, world history ...
I assume that we are talking about active volcanos.

Weltgeschichte could mean history of the earth or history of the world, it could have a biblical understanding of the world to some, depending on the context.

If you are talking about something like the Great fire of London (1666), 'Feuermeer' (ocean of fire) would be more appropriate.

Mountains don't burn very well because of the sparse vegetation in higher regions. Unless they are volcanos.

A bit more info would help, like the century or the region.

If this document goes back to ancient times, when natural phenomenon like volcanic activity or bush fires were not understood, i would call it:

ein Berg aus Feuer und Flammen.


Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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