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07:25 Jul 27, 2005
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Construction / Civil Engineering
Italian term or phrase: sovrapporta
This is taken from a letter regarding an exhibition stand:

"Abbiamo realizzato ,seguendo le indicazioni del vostro architetto, quelle modifiche (es. **sovrapporta**) che alla scorsa edizione di Lineapelle non erano state fatte come voi ce le avevate richieste"

Could this be some type of overhand?
Local time: 09:55

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3transom light
Derek Smith
2 +1panel over the door
Vittorio Preite

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panel over the door

use "internal" of this word. Not a common word.

Vittorio Preite
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transom light

Hi there
The expression "sovrapporta" often refers to a rectangular window panel installed above a door to admit light to the enclosed space. This is, to my mind, more likely than a solid panel, which would effectively form part of the wall and therefore would not be the subject of a specific alteration. The classic transom light is called a "fanlight", but you would be unlikely to find this kind of finery in an exhibition stand.
You should find plenty of info on Google.

Derek Smith
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