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stood for the reality of provisions for the dead

Greek translation: αναπλήρωναν τις υλικές νεκρικές προσφορές

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English term or phrase:stood for the reality of provisions for the dead
Greek translation:αναπλήρωναν τις υλικές νεκρικές προσφορές
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13:19 Jul 1, 2007
English to Greek translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: stood for the reality of provisions for the dead
"The cat looked like a hieroglyph herself against the carved stone stele and the symbols of the hetep offering table: the reed mats and many-shaped loaves of bread, the cups and vessels, the trussed ducks whose cold image stood for the rality of provisions for the dead." Ο πρωταγωνιστής εδώ, παρακολουθεί μια γάτα, η οποία βρίσκεται μέσα σε ένα μαυσωλείο, στη νεκρόπολη της Ακετατέν στην αρχαία Αίγυπτο.
elisavet
Local time: 14:00
αναπλήρωναν τις υλικές νεκρικές προσφορές
Explanation:
Even when the simple mat was replaced by more permanent stone altars at the beginning of the Old Kingdom, the altar often had the offering hieroglyph carved on the top, or was made in the form of the offering sign. The upper surfaces of the tables were often carved with images of loaves, trussed ducks, and libation or other vessels required. *These images would then serve as magical substitutes for the real food offerings, backed-up by the offering formula and lists of specific offerings.*
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/offering.htm

Ptolemaic Altar
This Ptolemaic altar has images of loaves, trussed ducks, and vessels. These would serve as magical substitutes for real food offerings.
http://www.eternalegypt.org

Το "υλικές" ως εκ περισσού, για το "reality".
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αναπλήρωναν τις υλικές νεκρικές προσφορές


Explanation:
Even when the simple mat was replaced by more permanent stone altars at the beginning of the Old Kingdom, the altar often had the offering hieroglyph carved on the top, or was made in the form of the offering sign. The upper surfaces of the tables were often carved with images of loaves, trussed ducks, and libation or other vessels required. *These images would then serve as magical substitutes for the real food offerings, backed-up by the offering formula and lists of specific offerings.*
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/offering.htm

Ptolemaic Altar
This Ptolemaic altar has images of loaves, trussed ducks, and vessels. These would serve as magical substitutes for real food offerings.
http://www.eternalegypt.org

Το "υλικές" ως εκ περισσού, για το "reality".

Nick Lingris
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:00
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Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in category: 212
Grading comment
Eυχαριστώ!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
16 mins
  -> Ευχαριστώ πολύ!

agree  Anastasia Giagopoulou
12 hrs
  -> Ευχαριστώ!

agree  Nadia-Anastasia Fahmi: Έχεις δίκιο, δεν πρόσεξα τα "symbols". To εξέλαβα με τη σύγχρονη έννοια που χρησιποιείται στην Αίγυπτο.
13 hrs
  -> Ευχαριστώ πολύ!

agree  flipendo
13 hrs
  -> Ευχαριστώ!
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