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English translation: couple-prétre (man and woman together / the male-female unit)

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French term or phrase:couple-prêtre
English translation:couple-prétre (man and woman together / the male-female unit)
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08:18 Aug 29, 2014
French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: couple-prêtre
Greetings

Please see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Leroux

Best wishes, and many thanks,

Simon
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:25
couple-prétre (man and woman together / the male-female unit)
Explanation:
It depends on how much explanation you need to give - subsequently "priestly couple" should work

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Note added at 1 hr (2014-08-29 09:45:56 GMT)
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Definitely no literal priest. See e.g. http://books.google.ie/books?id=saTynFUNPD8C&pg=PA220

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Note added at 1 hr (2014-08-29 09:55:32 GMT)
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P.S. It should of course be "prêtre"!
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DLyons
Ireland
Local time: 06:25
Grading comment
Many thanks, super.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +2couple-prétre (man and woman together / the male-female unit)
DLyons


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couple-prétre
couple-prétre (man and woman together / the male-female unit)


Explanation:
It depends on how much explanation you need to give - subsequently "priestly couple" should work

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Note added at 1 hr (2014-08-29 09:45:56 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Definitely no literal priest. See e.g. http://books.google.ie/books?id=saTynFUNPD8C&pg=PA220

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Note added at 1 hr (2014-08-29 09:55:32 GMT)
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P.S. It should of course be "prêtre"!

DLyons
Ireland
Local time: 06:25
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Many thanks, super.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you - so prétre really refers to the sanctity of marriage does it? There's no literal priest there, is there?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  philgoddard: I don't understand how a "couple prêtre" is different to a "couple". I've looked at your reference, but it doesn't explain the meaning.
6 hrs
  -> Thanks Phil. See the (rather esoteric) theories of the Saint-Simonians.

agree  SilvijaG
16 hrs
  -> Thanks Silvija.

agree  Gallagy: interesting...have to admit new to me
1 day 1 hr
  -> Thanks Gallagy. New to me too.
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Aug 29, 2014 - Changes made by Yolanda Broad:
Term askedcouple-prétre » couple-prêtre


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