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wrought en forged

Dutch translation: gesmeed

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English term or phrase:wrought, forged
Dutch translation:gesmeed
Entered by: Saskia
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16:24 Aug 14, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: wrought en forged
gaat over metaal, het woordenboek geeft in beide gevallen gesmeed
Saskia
Local time: 17:15
gesmeed
Explanation:
Both words, "wrought" and "forged", do, technically, mean the same. "wrought" is, in commonly spoken English, mainly used for the making of decorative item, while "forged" is used for all other items. "forged" comes from Latin, via French. "wrought" comes from Germanic, via Old English.

Hope above helps!
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 00:15
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Thanks, Sven!!!! That's what I thought. I still can't figure why they used both in the very same context. There is no explanation for these Americans, I guess.
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gesmeed


Explanation:
Both words, "wrought" and "forged", do, technically, mean the same. "wrought" is, in commonly spoken English, mainly used for the making of decorative item, while "forged" is used for all other items. "forged" comes from Latin, via French. "wrought" comes from Germanic, via Old English.

Hope above helps!


    My geriatric brain.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 00:15
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 165
Grading comment
Thanks, Sven!!!! That's what I thought. I still can't figure why they used both in the very same context. There is no explanation for these Americans, I guess.
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