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English translation: central tower

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German term or phrase:Vierungstrum
English translation:central tower
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04:29 Jun 29, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Vierung(sturm)
architecture. We're talking about the part of a church which is in the centre, where basically the "middle" of the cross form of a Christian church is. This is a square, called Vierung in German. Sometimes there's a tower on top of this, called a Vierungsturm.

What are both terms in English? Thank you for helping me out!

Best wishes,
Sibyl
Sibyl Marquardt
Italy
Local time: 05:18
central tower (Br.)/center tower (Am.)
Explanation:
central tower is used for British English, while center tower is for American English. Both words are listed in the Oxford-Duden Pictorial Dictionary for the picture as you described.
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Poj
Local time: 11:18
Grading comment
Thanks to everyone who sent an answer! I selected this one because it is also a term which would be best in my text - this brochure I'm working in is for tourists, who will probably find the word "central tower" fairly easy to understand, easier than "crossing", I'm afraid.

Again, thank you all!
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Summary of answers provided
nacentral tower (Br.)/center tower (Am.)Poj
nacrossing, crossing towerJudith Unger
nacrossing towerTanya Harvey Ciampi
naQuadrature (Central Tower)xxxlone


  

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19 mins
Quadrature (Central Tower)


Explanation:
Hope this helps you!


    Reference: http://eurodic.ip.lu:8086//cgi-bin/edicbin/expert.pl
    Reference: http://www.universalhydraulik.com/english/company/frauenkirc...
xxxlone
Canada
Local time: 23:18
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 330
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20 mins
crossing tower


Explanation:
This is not my field, so no guarantees, but this is what I found:

I used my search interface for finding parallel texts on the internet:

www.ticino.com/usr/puffin/findit.htm
(click on Finding Parallel Texts in the menu)

and came up with the following parallel texts:

http://www.koeln.de/portrait/d/dom.html
http://www.koeln.de/portrait/e/dom.html

hth,
Tanya




    Reference: http://www.ticino.com/usr/puffin/findit.htm
Tanya Harvey Ciampi
Local time: 05:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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38 mins
crossing, crossing tower


Explanation:
I found this in "Baustilkunde" by Wilfried Koch, published by Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag - detailed glossary in five languages.

Judith Unger
Local time: 05:18
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4 hrs
central tower (Br.)/center tower (Am.)


Explanation:
central tower is used for British English, while center tower is for American English. Both words are listed in the Oxford-Duden Pictorial Dictionary for the picture as you described.


    Oxford-Duden Pictorial Dictionary
Poj
Local time: 11:18
Native speaker of: Native in ThaiThai
PRO pts in pair: 7
Grading comment
Thanks to everyone who sent an answer! I selected this one because it is also a term which would be best in my text - this brochure I'm working in is for tourists, who will probably find the word "central tower" fairly easy to understand, easier than "crossing", I'm afraid.

Again, thank you all!
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