pointes de raie

English translation: stingray barbs

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French term or phrase:pointes de raie
English translation:stingray barbs
Entered by: Barbara Cochran, MFA

18:58 Aug 12, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Anthropology / Funeral Accoutrements
French term or phrase: pointes de raie
Objects used as part of the composition of Panamanian Indian funeral accoutrements.

Contexte:

"Beside ceramics, the funeral accoutrements include objects made from precious stones, shells, bone, metal, canine teeth and **pointes de raie,** all of which were often worn as part of a necklace or pendant."

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Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 10:53
stingray barbs
Explanation:
I believe the more common French appellation is "dard de raie", but I'm venturing a guess that "pointe de raie" is the same thing.
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aricb
Local time: 08:53
Grading comment
Merci beaucoup.
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stingray barbs


Explanation:
I believe the more common French appellation is "dard de raie", but I'm venturing a guess that "pointe de raie" is the same thing.


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=stingray+barb
aricb
Local time: 08:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Merci beaucoup.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Helen Shiner: I should think this is right
2 mins
  -> Thanks, Helen

agree  writeaway: same answer was given on another help site, with picture of the barbs :-) :-)
3 hrs
  -> Thanks. That's a cool picture. In my defense, I answered a good 30 minutes before the other guy :)

agree  jean-jacques alexandre
12 hrs
  -> Thanks, Jean-Jacques
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