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tecto em caixao

English translation: coffered ceiling

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Portuguese term or phrase:tecto em caixao
English translation:coffered ceiling
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13:35 Jul 9, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: tecto em caixao
"O tecto em caixao do hall, executado a partir de um caixotao de tecto apainelado de uma igreja do Sec XVII..."
lexical
Spain
Local time: 22:39
coffered ceiling
Explanation:
tecto is a variant of teto (ceiling or roof); caixão can be a box, casket, coffin, etc.
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lkoch99
Local time: 16:39
Grading comment
Thank you. A subsequent Google search turned up hundreds of references to "coffered ceiling" and some nice photos!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1coffered ceilinglkoch99
na(an analytical suggestion:)Heathcliff
naceiling (in chapel ?)
ttagir
naDO NOT TRANSLATEDrSantos


  

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49 mins peer agreement (net): +1
coffered ceiling


Explanation:
tecto is a variant of teto (ceiling or roof); caixão can be a box, casket, coffin, etc.


    Reference: http://www.tulane.edu/lester/text/Western.Architect/Greece/G...
lkoch99
Local time: 16:39
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thank you. A subsequent Google search turned up hundreds of references to "coffered ceiling" and some nice photos!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mayura Silveira: Just would like to add that "em caixão" seria a forma do teto.
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11 hrs
ceiling (in chapel ?)


Explanation:
This is Continental Portuguese, not Bras.

Caixao usually stands for coffin. I cannot imagine what could they mean by the phrase (ceiling in coffin???)

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
KSU


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ttagir
Local time: 00:39
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11 hrs
DO NOT TRANSLATE


Explanation:
Or ask an Architect or Art Historian. It seems nobody knows for sure what is it: it is understood that it is from "wood planks", it is shape of boxes, it is an "old" technique.
I would keep it simple and generic: "reclaimed from wooden planks, or a wood ceiling" from a XVII century church etc


    Better to be vague than wrong.
DrSantos
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1 day 2 hrs
(an analytical suggestion:)


Explanation:
First, we have a 17th-century church ("igreja do Sec XVII"), i.e., a church built sometime in the 1600s -- about 400 years too late for Gothic, but about 150 years too early for Baroque.

Next, this church had a paneled ceiling ("tecto apainelado"), or a ceiling with panel-work.

This ceiling, whichever its type, gave rise to a "caixotao" -- and, in my opinion, this is where the difficulty lies, because the "coffering" is the point of connection between the old church and the hall that's the subject of the text, i.e., the "coffered ceiling of the hall" ("tecto em caixao do hall"), which was "executado a partir de" the "caixotao."

Seems to me that the wood from the church was used to make open boxlike structure (the coffers), which were then used as decorative elements for the ceiling of the hall.

Hope this sheds some light!

Cheers,
HC


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