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English translation: of Mainz

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German term or phrase:kurmainzisch
English translation:of Mainz
Entered by: Roland Grefer
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09:12 Aug 20, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: kurmainzisch
Angefangen von seltenen Höchster Fayencen, die zu den frühesten Erzeugnissen der kurmainzischen Manufaktur ab 1746 gehören, über Service und Zierporzellane aus dem Rokoko bis zu klassizistischen Stücken sind ausgewählte Kostbarkeiten aus dem 18 Jh. ausgestellt.
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:09
of Mainz
Explanation:
as pointed out in other answers, the term refers to the fact that today's Mainz in the 18th century was especially recognized for being the residence of an arch bishop.

However, since there's no such beast as "Mainzian" or "Mainzic", even the city of Mainz itself works around these issues by describing it as "... of Mainz ...". The specific year included in the sentence provides the proper historic context, so the above answer should be sufficient.
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Roland Grefer
Local time: 15:09
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Summary of answers provided
na +2archbishopric
dieter haake
naof Mainz
Roland Grefer
naKurmainzMarcus Malabad
nabelonging to electoral Mainz
Mary Worby


  

Answers


24 mins
belonging to electoral Mainz


Explanation:
On the basis of this:

http://www.lwl.org/westfaelischer-friede/wfe-t/wfe-txt1-49.h...

and the English version (could be German) - not sure which link I've just pasted in!

But that makes the whole sentence rather unpleasant! I'll keep thinking ...

HTH

Mary




    as above
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770
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25 mins
Kurmainz


Explanation:
Kurmainz was the Medieval name of the city of Mainz (which was once a kingdom or Reich). Kurmainzisch is the locative adjective derived from the place name.


    Reference: http://www.igl.uni-mainz.de/Forschung/Germania%20_judaica_IV...
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 21:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 1782
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46 mins peer agreement (net): +2
archbishopric


Explanation:
mein deutsches Lexikon von 1933 sagt:
Kurmainz = das ehemalige Erzbistum Mainz

didi

dieter haake
Austria
Local time: 21:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Manfred Mondt: sounds OK in English
3 mins

agree  Alexander Schleber: But then "archbishopric of Mainz".
1 hr
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4 hrs
of Mainz


Explanation:
as pointed out in other answers, the term refers to the fact that today's Mainz in the 18th century was especially recognized for being the residence of an arch bishop.

However, since there's no such beast as "Mainzian" or "Mainzic", even the city of Mainz itself works around these issues by describing it as "... of Mainz ...". The specific year included in the sentence provides the proper historic context, so the above answer should be sufficient.


    Reference: http://www.mainz.de/english/index.htm
Roland Grefer
Local time: 15:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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