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English translation: Lord of Toothaches/ Patron of Toothaches

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German term or phrase:Zahnwehherrgott
English translation:Lord of Toothaches/ Patron of Toothaches
Entered by: Johanna Timm, PhD
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10:49 Jan 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Zahnwehherrgott
Another popular religious image in Vienna. I have no pictures - who is portrayed? Why is he called like that? Would I be right to say "Lord of Toothaches"? (my text is somewhat in a light vein, and I can't keep dropping German terms all over).
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 08:07
Lord of Toothaches/ Patron of Toothaches
Explanation:
I would keep the original , followed by your ( good!) translation in brackets.
Here is an explanation:
Der Stephansdom ist auch reich an Kuriositäten, wie einem "Zahnwehherrgott" und einer "Dienstbotenmadonna". Ersterer
habe, so berichtet eine Legende, einen Gotteslästerer von seinen Zahnschmerzen befreit und es soll auch heute noch
Schmerzgeplagte in den Stephansdom ziehen, die sich vom "Zahnwehherrgott" ein kleines Wunder erwarten.
HTH
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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 23:07
Grading comment
The legend is very interesting!
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Lord of Toothaches/ Patron of Toothaches


Explanation:
I would keep the original , followed by your ( good!) translation in brackets.
Here is an explanation:
Der Stephansdom ist auch reich an Kuriositäten, wie einem "Zahnwehherrgott" und einer "Dienstbotenmadonna". Ersterer
habe, so berichtet eine Legende, einen Gotteslästerer von seinen Zahnschmerzen befreit und es soll auch heute noch
Schmerzgeplagte in den Stephansdom ziehen, die sich vom "Zahnwehherrgott" ein kleines Wunder erwarten.
HTH



    Reference: http://www.aichhorn.com/wien.htm
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 23:07
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7302
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The legend is very interesting!
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43 mins
the "toothache statue"


Explanation:
It's is a statue of Jesus in St. Stephens. See the following web site for the story of how it came to be called "Zahnweh-Herrgott".
www.hotel.wineasy.se/werbeka/bibliote/zahnwehd.htm

... The palace had statues of Hercules dotted ... Vienna, March 31st 1993 ... We returned to St Stephen's Cathedral, this ... and found the 'toothache statue'. Inside ...
www.stageleft.com.au/parallax/janmar93.html

HTH!


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 23:07
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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