bartro,

English translation: abyss, precipice

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Italian term or phrase:bartro (baratro)
English translation:abyss, precipice
Entered by: evwool

19:36 Jan 29, 2004
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music / Opera
Italian term or phrase: bartro,
Opera La masnadieri
The wicked Francesco describes his nightmare of being judged by God for his evil deeds

FRANCESCO
Pareami che sorto da lauto convito
dormissi fra l'ombre di lieto giardino:
Quand'ecco, percosso da sordo ruggito,
mi sveglio,
ed in fiamme la terra m'appar:
E dentro quel fuoco squagliati, consunti
gli umani abituri . . ., poi sorgere un grido:
"O terra, rigetta dal grembo i defunti!
rigetta i defunti dal bartro, o mar!"
Ed ossa infinite coprir le pianure . . .
Fui tratto a quel punto
sui gioghi del Sina;
e tre m'abbagliaro splendenti figure . . .
evwool
precipice / ruin (fig.)
Explanation:
I'm guessing this is "baratro"

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Note added at 1 hr 42 mins (2004-01-29 21:18:14 GMT)
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\"... mi salvò dal bartro nel quale da solo stavo precipitando.\"
http://utenti.lycos.it/ephelionatlot/hobbies.html

\"altrimenti finirai nel bartro profondo dell\'inferno\"
http://www.liceobagatta.it/public/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1...

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Note added at 1 hr 46 mins (2004-01-29 21:22:08 GMT)
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Just checked another dictionary; it suggests \"abyss / chasm\" for baratro which suits the above quotations better.
Selected response from:

Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:51
Grading comment
Thank you, abyss fits it.
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2precipice / ruin (fig.)
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precipice / ruin (fig.)


Explanation:
I'm guessing this is "baratro"

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Note added at 1 hr 42 mins (2004-01-29 21:18:14 GMT)
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\"... mi salvò dal bartro nel quale da solo stavo precipitando.\"
http://utenti.lycos.it/ephelionatlot/hobbies.html

\"altrimenti finirai nel bartro profondo dell\'inferno\"
http://www.liceobagatta.it/public/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1...

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Note added at 1 hr 46 mins (2004-01-29 21:22:08 GMT)
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Just checked another dictionary; it suggests \"abyss / chasm\" for baratro which suits the above quotations better.

Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:51
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
Grading comment
Thank you, abyss fits it.
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