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02:13 Jan 31, 2002
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Religion / religion
Greek term or phrase: stauros
stake or pole or is it
a cross or crucifix
Evelyn Rosario
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1crucifix or crossMaria Nicholas
4stake / pole
jfrot


  

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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
crucifix or cross


Explanation:
It's both. It's a crucifix if the context involves stakes or poles. It's a cross almost everywhere else (jewelry, sign etc.).

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Note added at 2002-01-31 02:26:36 (GMT)
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That is to say, if the \"stauros\" is actually a stake or pole in the ground in the shape of a cross, it is a crucifix.

Maria Nicholas
Local time: 06:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GreekGreek

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agree  Betty Revelioti
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
stake / pole


Explanation:
"stavros" in the context of religion (that is, in biblical 'koine' greek) means a simple stake or pole, not even a stake in the shape of a cross. The meaning 'cross' appeared only later along with religious traditions.

jfrot
France
Local time: 12:09
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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