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07:48 Feb 23, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: cavaliers bibliques
J'aimerais avoir une traduction en anglais de ce terme. Il est mentionné dans un catalogue de bibles et semble assez cher. A priori, je pense qu'il s'agit de signets.
Sylvie Updegraff
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Summary of answers provided
na +1four horsemen [of the Apocalypse]
Yolanda Broad
naBible markersHeathcliff
nabiblical place cards, book markersgeo1mar2
nahorsemen of the apocalypse, markersUta Moerschell
naBible accessories/accompaniments
Erica Laughlin
nahorsemen of the apocalypse, markersUta Moerschell


  

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12 mins peer agreement (net): +1
four horsemen [of the Apocalypse]


Explanation:
The only *biblical horsemen* that are going to come to any reader's mind, without further reference, are those four grim avengers. The only relationship I can imagine for your *signets*/*bookmarkers* would be as an illustration (????) on the tape itself. My suggestion would be to go back and look at the context again, to see if the term isn't used in reference to something else in the textual vicinity.


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 21:10
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551

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agree  Mary Rathle
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23 mins
Bible accessories/accompaniments


Explanation:
Although "cavaliers" is most commonly used to mean "horsemen", as in the first proposed answer, I found that it is sometimes used in the sense of "companions" or "accompanists". (See reference below.)

In the context you gave, which is a catalogue of bible, I think it is referring to items you would purchase to accompany a bible, such as bookmarks, etc.



    Reference: http://www.freedict.com/onldict/fre.html
Erica Laughlin
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr
horsemen of the apocalypse, markers


Explanation:
although I first thought oh the four horsemen of the apocalypse, with the context you gave, I would translate as markers. They are probably some kind of little clip you put on a page, like the index systems of file cabinets. I've heard those being referred to as cavaliers.

Uta Moerschell
Local time: 03:10
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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1 hr
horsemen of the apocalypse, markers


Explanation:
although I first thought oh the four horsemen of the apocalypse, with the context you gave, I would translate as markers. They are probably some kind of little clip you put on a page, like the index systems of file cabinets. I've heard those being referred to as cavaliers.

Uta Moerschell
Local time: 03:10
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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3 hrs
biblical place cards, book markers


Explanation:
biblical will probably refer to the displayed image.

geo1mar2
Local time: 21:10
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4 hrs
Bible markers


Explanation:
or verse markers. Often, especially among the Protestant/Evangelical denominations, devotional work consists of reading weekly designated verses as part of Bible study or lessons. One of the commonly used devices consists of a set of elastic tapes, each with a (sometimes vertically adjustable) numbered tab attached, that readers fit into their Bibles. This way, any number of specified verses can be "bookmarked" for easy reference. As for expense, I've seen such accessories mplemented in silk and ivory...

Heathcliff
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Local time: 18:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953

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