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ex voto

English translation: votive offerings

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Italian term or phrase:ex voto
English translation:votive offerings
Entered by: Grace Anderson
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09:03 Nov 27, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: ex voto
it refers to all those tokens of thankfulness for grace received.
It could be photographs, plaques, drawings and so on.
What would the best term be? The two I am uncertain about are:
ex voto or plaques of votive prayers
pietra
votive offerings
Explanation:
Someone familiar with religion and its appurtenances would know 'ex voto' (no hyphen in Chambers - Latin expressions don't usually have them); otherwise, 'votive offering'.

So, depends on your context
Selected response from:

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 03:47
Grading comment
I opted for 'ex voto' without hyphen
bye
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
navotive offeringsxxxLia Fail
naex-votoxxxJon Zuber


  

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23 mins
ex-voto


Explanation:
This is used in English. Mind the hyphen.

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 4
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6 hrs
votive offerings


Explanation:
Someone familiar with religion and its appurtenances would know 'ex voto' (no hyphen in Chambers - Latin expressions don't usually have them); otherwise, 'votive offering'.

So, depends on your context

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 03:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
I opted for 'ex voto' without hyphen
bye
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