arca de las esencias culturales tradicionales

English translation: a treasure chest containing the essence of traditional cultures

11:51 Aug 15, 2017
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Archaeology / Text from the Canary Islands
Spanish term or phrase: arca de las esencias culturales tradicionales
Pero en el ámbito considerado, sobre una base pastoril y silvícola, se desarrolló desde antaño una agricultura de supervivencia. Se consolidaron núcleos poblacionales trogloditas en lomos y en venas de barranco en torno a los nacientes, y se fue construyendo un terrazgo abancalado literalmente colgado sobre precipicios. Paisaje limite también en lo espiritual, donde el aislamiento y la dureza de las condiciones de vida coexisten con un sentimiento de centralidad geográfica y también, en cierta medida, ***arca de las esencias culturales tradicionales***.

Hi. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to word this in English.
Lorna O'Donoghue
Local time: 01:50
English translation:a treasure chest containing the essence of traditional cultures
Explanation:
An 'arca' is a treasure chest or a safe.

http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen="arc...



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Or 'hoard'

A stock or store of money or valued objects, typically one that is secret or carefully guarded.
‘he came back to rescue his little hoard of gold’

1.1 An ancient store of coins or other valuable artefacts.
‘a hoard of Romano-British bronzes’

1.2 An amassed store of useful information, retained for future use.
‘a hoard of secret information about his work’

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/hoard

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Or a 'hoard of traditional cultural essences';

a 'treasure chest of the essence of traditional cultures'
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Helena Chavarria
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Local time: 02:50
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3 +1a treasure chest containing the essence of traditional cultures
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a treasure chest containing the essence of traditional cultures


Explanation:
An 'arca' is a treasure chest or a safe.

http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen="arc...



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Note added at 1 hr (2017-08-15 12:58:19 GMT)
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Or 'hoard'

A stock or store of money or valued objects, typically one that is secret or carefully guarded.
‘he came back to rescue his little hoard of gold’

1.1 An ancient store of coins or other valuable artefacts.
‘a hoard of Romano-British bronzes’

1.2 An amassed store of useful information, retained for future use.
‘a hoard of secret information about his work’

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/hoard

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Note added at 1 hr (2017-08-15 13:02:51 GMT)
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Or a 'hoard of traditional cultural essences';

a 'treasure chest of the essence of traditional cultures'

Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 02:50
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PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks to all

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