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English translation: consecrate

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Russian term or phrase:освятить
English translation:consecrate
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12:53 Nov 15, 2000
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Russian term or phrase: Osvjatil
It is what a priest does to something in the church to make it holy.
Kate Humphrey
Local time: 01:44
consecrate
Explanation:
'consecrate', as explained in Collins English Dictionary, means 'to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify'.
Webster's New Dictionary of Synonyms,according to which 'consecrate' implies 'the giving of a sacred or exalted character especially by rites' offers the following examples:
kings of England are consecrated in Westminster Abbey;
the right of burial in consecrated ground.
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diana bb
Lithuania
Local time: 08:44
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naConsecrate, sanctify and bless
Guzel Nabatova-Barrett
nasanctified
Jana Klembarova
naconsecrate
diana bb


  

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31 mins
consecrate


Explanation:
'consecrate', as explained in Collins English Dictionary, means 'to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify'.
Webster's New Dictionary of Synonyms,according to which 'consecrate' implies 'the giving of a sacred or exalted character especially by rites' offers the following examples:
kings of England are consecrated in Westminster Abbey;
the right of burial in consecrated ground.

diana bb
Lithuania
Local time: 08:44
Native speaker of: Lithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 57
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45 mins
sanctified


Explanation:
osvjatil - is in past tense, that's why sanctified; the neutral is "to sanctify"- to make holy, to purify from sin, to consecrate


    Webster's Dictionary
Jana Klembarova
Local time: 23:44
Native speaker of: Native in SlovakSlovak
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1 day 4 hrs
Consecrate, sanctify and bless


Explanation:
Yes, all the above is true, if a bishop consecrates something like a newly built or restored church, or a righteous person is sanctified by the Holy Synod...
But if it is an object or a person that does not inherently belong to the church (like an icon to be taken back home by a parishoner, or a car, his personal cross or the Bible book, then "osvjascheniye" (so common in the Russian Orthodox tradition) would be more appropriately translated as a blessing.
To consecrate - to set apart as sacred, especially of a church or a churchyard by a bishop.
To sanctify - to set apart as holy, purify or free from sin.
To bless - to invoke or bestow devine favour, e.g. Blessing of Waters (it was August 1 this year) ; blessing of your house (when a priest sprinkles it with holy water and says prayers in it, Blessing of the Friuts of the Earth...etc.
Anyway, it's again contextual, so I just added a word... :-)
Good luck,
GIrina


    The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English + father Andrew of the church of
    St. Gregory
Guzel Nabatova-Barrett
PRO pts in pair: 19
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