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Dienstbotenmadonna

English translation: Madonna of the servants

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German term or phrase:Dienstbotenmadonna
English translation:Madonna of the servants
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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10:47 Jan 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Dienstbotenmadonna
A sacred image of Mary in Vienna. Does the name mean "Servants' Madonna", or have I read that wrong? Is there any explanation for this?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 20:42
Madonna of the servants
Explanation:
This is a statuette in Vienna's world famous Stephansdom. As the story goes, "a rich countess impures a larceny of a necklace to a female domestic servant and called the police. The servant prayed to this early-gothic Madonna-Statue. The police was searching the house and found the necklace at a groom. The countess was blamed, she believed a wonder from the statue. She wanted to get the statue out of the house and presented it to St.Stephan's cathedral." Please see the references for more information.

Cheerio,
Dierk
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Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 12:42
Grading comment
That was a beautiful story and confirms your translation.
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naMadonna of the servants
Dierk Seeburg


  

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Madonna of the servants


Explanation:
This is a statuette in Vienna's world famous Stephansdom. As the story goes, "a rich countess impures a larceny of a necklace to a female domestic servant and called the police. The servant prayed to this early-gothic Madonna-Statue. The police was searching the house and found the necklace at a groom. The countess was blamed, she believed a wonder from the statue. She wanted to get the statue out of the house and presented it to St.Stephan's cathedral." Please see the references for more information.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://www.info-austria.net/stephans.htm
    Reference: http://www.vienna.cc/english/stephansdom.htm
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 12:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 404
Grading comment
That was a beautiful story and confirms your translation.

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