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English translation: piers

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Italian term or phrase:pigne
English translation:piers
Entered by: Ivana UK
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14:58 Mar 12, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Architecture / steam iron
Italian term or phrase: pigne
Sulle sue grandi pigne, cioè sulle sporgenze a punta dei piloni, erano state edificate nel corso degli anni casette, cappelle, chiesine e persino dei piccoli conventi.

(Talking of the Rubaconte bridge in Florence, now known as the Ponte Alle Grazie)
Ivana UK
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:32
piers
Explanation:
Not really what you were hoping for I suspect, ivana but this is what the evidence suggests:
come le mitiche pigne (i piloni) del Ponte Vecchio
http://www.comune.empoli.fi.it/arno/racconti/arno_fiume.doc

tre arcate di agile ed ampia curvatura con raffinate decorazioni marmoree, poggianti su pigne ben profilate a forma di prua navale tagliaflutti
http://www.comune.fi.it/viverefirenze/tratti/tratto5.html

È noto come la costruzione di questo ponte andasse avanti sconclusionatamente, anche per le difficoltà incontrate nel fondare le pigne a causa delle piene
http://www.edizioniets.com/architetturepisane/Arch_Pis_01_b_...

un pilastro del terzo ponte (i pilastri li chiamano "pigne")
http://amissidelpiovego.e-quo.it/it/voga_veneta/racconti_dei...
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Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:32
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Thanks Russel - you're right - pigne does appear to mean pier - I couldn't use the term though as I translated "piloni" as "piers" ... (four out of four as this would be perfect in a standard context not having piloni in the same sentence!!)
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Explanation:
Not really what you were hoping for I suspect, ivana but this is what the evidence suggests:
come le mitiche pigne (i piloni) del Ponte Vecchio
http://www.comune.empoli.fi.it/arno/racconti/arno_fiume.doc

tre arcate di agile ed ampia curvatura con raffinate decorazioni marmoree, poggianti su pigne ben profilate a forma di prua navale tagliaflutti
http://www.comune.fi.it/viverefirenze/tratti/tratto5.html

È noto come la costruzione di questo ponte andasse avanti sconclusionatamente, anche per le difficoltà incontrate nel fondare le pigne a causa delle piene
http://www.edizioniets.com/architetturepisane/Arch_Pis_01_b_...

un pilastro del terzo ponte (i pilastri li chiamano "pigne")
http://amissidelpiovego.e-quo.it/it/voga_veneta/racconti_dei...


Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:32
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Thanks Russel - you're right - pigne does appear to mean pier - I couldn't use the term though as I translated "piloni" as "piers" ... (four out of four as this would be perfect in a standard context not having piloni in the same sentence!!)
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