mandrie

English translation: herds, flocks

21:42 Mar 27, 2018
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Agriculture / In A Journal Article
Italian term or phrase: mandrie
Contesto:

Si ebbe parimenti lo sviluppo della transumanza, già praticata in epoca romana, ossia lo spostamento stagionale delle mandrie fra pascoli invernali ed estivi. Nella stagione fredda il bestiame veniva portato nelle zone marittime, dal clima più mite, quali le aree costiere paludose della Maremma toscana e dell'Agro romano; in estate le mandrie venivano spostate lungo le vie della transumanza verso le regioni interne, appenniniche, quali per esempio le aree montuose di Abruzzo e Molise.

Grazie,

Barbara
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 20:51
English translation:herds, flocks
Explanation:
it's slightly unusual to see this word being used apparently for sheep, which was the principal species used in transhumance, as mandria usually refers to cattle. On that basis, herds would cover both species, whereas the more usual collective word for sheep (i.e. flocks) would exclude any cattle. Is there any more context to indicate which species we rare dealing with?
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Anthony Green
Italy
Local time: 02:51
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herds, flocks


Explanation:
it's slightly unusual to see this word being used apparently for sheep, which was the principal species used in transhumance, as mandria usually refers to cattle. On that basis, herds would cover both species, whereas the more usual collective word for sheep (i.e. flocks) would exclude any cattle. Is there any more context to indicate which species we rare dealing with?

Anthony Green
Italy
Local time: 02:51
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 24

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agree  philgoddard: This takes thirty seconds to Google.
21 mins
  -> yes, which is why I thought the asker may have been confused about the species

agree  dandamesh
8 hrs

agree  Franco Rigoni
11 hrs
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