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dintel quebrado/partido

English translation: broken/open pediment

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Spanish term or phrase:dintel quebrado/partido
English translation:broken/open pediment
Entered by: Charlotte Rose

09:44 Feb 10, 2012
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
Spanish term or phrase: dintel quebrado/partido
I'm currently translating a document about the Serliana or Serlian motif. There are several references to the term "dintel quebrado" or "dintel partido". The translation of dintel isn't the problem (= lintel) but I'm having trouble finding the technical term given to this particular structure. My client very kindly sent me a couple of links with pictures which may help you:

http://www.google.es/imgres?q=dintel partido&um=1&hl=es&sa=N...

and:

http://www.google.es/imgres?q=dintel partido&um=1&hl=es&clie...

Any suggestions?

Thank you very much in advance,

Charlotte
Charlotte Rose
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:49
broken/open pediment
Explanation:
I think the word you want for "dintel" is not "lintel" but "pediment". The term "broken pediment" corresponds exactly to the images you have posted. It is sometimes called an "open pediment".

http://www.google.es/search?hl=es&q="broken pediment"&gs_sm=...



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Note added at 44 mins (2012-02-10 10:28:53 GMT)
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The term "broken lintel" is sometimes found, but it is rare:

"While Badawy is quite right that the portal of the actual temple, like his reconstruction of the model, would have had a broken lintel [...]"
http://books.google.es/books?id=5UZLNtTtEMkC&pg=PA143&lpg=PA...
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 14:49
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broken/open pediment


Explanation:
I think the word you want for "dintel" is not "lintel" but "pediment". The term "broken pediment" corresponds exactly to the images you have posted. It is sometimes called an "open pediment".

http://www.google.es/search?hl=es&q="broken pediment"&gs_sm=...



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Note added at 44 mins (2012-02-10 10:28:53 GMT)
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The term "broken lintel" is sometimes found, but it is rare:

"While Badawy is quite right that the portal of the actual temple, like his reconstruction of the model, would have had a broken lintel [...]"
http://books.google.es/books?id=5UZLNtTtEMkC&pg=PA143&lpg=PA...


Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 14:49
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Asker: Thank you very much, Charles.


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