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English translation: bell-glass; cloche

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French term or phrase:verrine
English translation:bell-glass; cloche
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10:12 Nov 20, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: verrine; aumoniere
These are two terms used in an online rose catalogue. I translated "aumoniere" as "wrist corsage" because of the context, but am not sure why it says "telle une aumoniere." The translations I found are "chaplain" and "purse" (for giving charity): "Charme et modernite d'un bouquet que vous enroulez autour de votre poignet, telle une aumoniere." Is this a purse that's placed around the wrist?

Is "verrine" a glass vase? "Quelques roses essaimees dans ces verrines legeres peuvent former un decor de roses tres aerien et gracile."
Thanks, Karen
Karen Tucker
United States
Local time: 09:01
bell-glass
Explanation:
verrine = 'bell-glass' or 'cloche'

protective glass to protect plants, flowers, etc - e.g.:'violets grown under bell-glasses'

aumonière = lit.: small purse - and yes, I like your translation 'wrist corsage'
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 15:01
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Thank you! Karen
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nabell-glass
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nadrawstring purse / pouch purse / dolly bag ; glass globe
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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drawstring purse / pouch purse / dolly bag ; glass globe


Explanation:
purse = in modern GB English is a thing you put your money in. In modern US English, if I am getting this right, is what we GeeBees would call a bag, or even handbag. Originally, it was worn around the waist (LArousse 2000), but is now more commonly used to describe a pouch type form purse or small bag on a drawstring, although not eclusively. In French, an "aumonier" is a chaplain. He is in charge of religious and educational matters. He often holds the purse strings. Universities and schools have them too. It all goes back to the word "aumône", originally a charitable donation (money or things) to the poor and needy : alms for the poor... have you seen Fiddler on the Roof???

Anyway, if you want to see a picture of what this means in contemporary English, here's a webref for you :
www.linpassion.com/product.asp?id_cat=8

When I was little, I wanted to be a bridesmaid, just so I could get dressed up in a fairytale "costume". Bridesmaids then used to carry these sorts of bags, which we called "dolly bags". Does this term still work???

verrine = verine (according to Larousse 2000), thus a little glass globe used to protect a lamp, it can also be used to refer to a source of light




    Larousse 2000, Petit Robert
    Robert & Collins
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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55 mins
bell-glass


Explanation:
verrine = 'bell-glass' or 'cloche'

protective glass to protect plants, flowers, etc - e.g.:'violets grown under bell-glasses'

aumonière = lit.: small purse - and yes, I like your translation 'wrist corsage'

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 15:01
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 287
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Thank you! Karen

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