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03:48 Aug 30, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: la veine
Telle est la question centrale de cet ouvrage, qui renoue avec la veine des grandes sommes économiques des siècles passés.
How would you translate la veine here?
Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:12
English translation:The central theme of this work is reconnecting with the motherlode of great ...
Explanation:
cash economies of previous centuries. [i.e., economies based on the exchange of hard cash/species]

N.B. *sommes* in the plural: moneys/monies

I'm suggesting *motherlode*, rather than simply *lode* or *vein*, because it fits better with the idea of *money*. I get 7,592 pages on Alta Vista for "motherlode" (i.e., it is a "loaded" word!)
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Yolanda Broad
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Summary of answers provided
naThe central theme of this work is reconnecting with the motherlode of great ...
Yolanda Broad
naveinLouise Atfield
nacurrent of thought, thought patternHavona
nasee below
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
natraditionxxxrnoel


  

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6 mins
tradition


Explanation:
This is a curious use of "veine" (= lode). I think "tradition" is what is meant here.

xxxrnoel
PRO pts in pair: 31

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9 mins
see below


Explanation:
"Vein" works as it is a line of though.

You might also consider "inspiration", "frame of mind".


    Robert & Collins
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 hr
current of thought, thought pattern


Explanation:
something like this would be good,

This is the central question in this work, which ties up with the current of thought present/found/apparent in the great economic equations of past eras.

Havona
Netherlands
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PRO pts in pair: 66

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1 hr
vein


Explanation:
I agree with nikscot. The word "vein" preserves the same meaning as the French sentence. The idea is that of a "thought lode" that one follows. For instance "veine poetique" would be translated by "poetic vein".

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300

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2 hrs
The central theme of this work is reconnecting with the motherlode of great ...


Explanation:
cash economies of previous centuries. [i.e., economies based on the exchange of hard cash/species]

N.B. *sommes* in the plural: moneys/monies

I'm suggesting *motherlode*, rather than simply *lode* or *vein*, because it fits better with the idea of *money*. I get 7,592 pages on Alta Vista for "motherlode" (i.e., it is a "loaded" word!)


    Oxford Superlex; Termium
    Reference: http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=q&kl=XX&q=motherlo...
Yolanda Broad
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