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German translation: Bunyan-Bäume

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13:57 Sep 23, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: vine trees
some temples have been overtaken by nature itself...lifted off the ground by huge vine trees.
linda
German translation:Bunyan-Bäume
Explanation:
Judging from your context, these would be Bunyan-Bäume [Araucaria bidwilii (Bunyan-bunyan tree)]. These trees, which are considered sacred, are often planted near temples or sacred places, and they do look rather vine-like.
www.saipages.com/nilayam/place.htm
http://baliwww.net/becho/47/environment2.htm

The only other reference to "vine tree" I could find is biblical: Weinstock (4. Mose, 6,4), but I don't think that would apply to your context.
HTH!

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naBunyan-BäumeUlrike Lieder
naKletterpflanzengebuesche/stauden
Elisabeth Moser


  

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21 mins
Kletterpflanzengebuesche/stauden


Explanation:
tree=in connection with other words=
Staude, Gebuesch, Strauch
vine=Kletterpflanze/Rankenpflanze

Can also be "Rebenstock," where the grapes grow on, but it is highly unlikely, because it is not strong enough to lift things off the ground,
whereas "Kletterpflanzen" are. Actually
I would leave the tree-part and translate it only as "Kletterpflanzen" or "Schlingpflanzen," the tree-part is
pretty much implied.

Good luck,
Lis



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Elisabeth Moser
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46 mins
Bunyan-Bäume


Explanation:
Judging from your context, these would be Bunyan-Bäume [Araucaria bidwilii (Bunyan-bunyan tree)]. These trees, which are considered sacred, are often planted near temples or sacred places, and they do look rather vine-like.
www.saipages.com/nilayam/place.htm
http://baliwww.net/becho/47/environment2.htm

The only other reference to "vine tree" I could find is biblical: Weinstock (4. Mose, 6,4), but I don't think that would apply to your context.
HTH!



Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 18:40
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