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court cairns

09:25 Jan 21, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: court cairns
After Stone Age man started cutting down the trees and denuded The Burren of wood, building in stone began with large stone ('megalithic') tombs - court cairns and dolmens- in the fourth millennium B.C.

*NOTE: The Burren is a region of Ireland.

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nano translation, I would say
Lia Fail (X)
napilares/mojones/asientos para la corte
Alba Mora



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pilares/mojones/asientos para la corte

piedras dispuestas en forma de una corte para que los integrantes se ubicaran de acuerdo a sus puestos.


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no translation, I would say


Court cairns : A type of megalithic tomb , they date from c.3000 B.C. and consist of a long construction created by setting upright slabs in the ground in pairs , with capstones ; the whole construction was covered with a mound of smaller stones. At the entrance was a court-yard-type space marked out with standing stones. Funeral rites may have taken place here before the interment took place in the chambers.
Irish Field Monuments : A Guide

Collins translates/Chambers defines 'cairn' as 'mojón, montón de piedras, puesto en una cumbre o sobre una sepultura'. The word is Gaelic, from 'carn'.

In your context, I wouldn't translate it, rather italicise it and explain it in brackets or in a footnote or even in a glossary of terms, depending on the job.

See this page about the Burren, which is near where I'm from.

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