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13:37 Aug 21, 2002
English to French translations [PRO]
/ Japanese flower arranging
English term or phrase: teardrop container
In a book on ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), the context is the following: "Small and compact, this arrangement on the right is designed to be seen from above, standing by the basin [in the bathroom]. Placed in a small Japanese teardrop container, the tulips have been cut very short [...]."
The container seems to be made of porcelain. It is shallow and triangular
Marianne Bouvier
Local time: 20:43

Summary of answers provided
3 +1vase lacrymal ou lacrymatoire
Florence B



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
vase lacrymal ou lacrymatoire

A Gauche : Urne d'incinération du 1er siècle, dans lequel a été trouvé un pot en verre et le vase lacrymal et un bol en sigillé. "

"Lacrymatoire ou lacrymaire Petit flacon de forme allongée dont les Romains respiraient le parfum pendant les cérémonies funéraires accompagnées d'une crémation sur un bûcher"

des photos :

Evidemment la forme ici est différente - cependant il me semble que la fonction première est identique (même si ici elle est détournée pour des fleurs!)

Note added at 2002-08-21 15:16:12 (GMT)


LACRYMATOIRE. s. m. Petit vase que les anciens Romains mettoient dans les sépulcres, et qui étoit destiné à y conserver les larmes qui avoient été versées aux funérailles du mort. On dit aussi Urne lacrymatoire

Florence B
Local time: 20:43
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Daniel Bichis: There is a cultural difference here - the context is japanese! I agree with the previous translation
57 mins
  -> Si on part de ce principe autant trouver le mot japonais...

agree  sktrans
1 hr

agree  Gayle Wallimann
153 days
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