torno

English translation: turn-table

GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
Spanish term or phrase:torno
English translation:turn-table
Entered by: TomWalker

21:25 Sep 24, 2019
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture
Spanish term or phrase: torno
THis is the tile of a work of art:

Dos esculturas enclenques, que se mantienen milagrosamente en equilibrio, “miran” a un mastodonte asentado sobre un enorme tablón de madera que, sin embargo, parece levitar. Es habitual encontrar tensiones y juegos en la obra de Jacobo Castellano (Jaén, 1976). Torno (2019) recupera un tema que ya hemos visto en otras exposiciones: el torno de los conventos de clausura como un elemento de separación y de unión: una estructura que gira sobre su propio eje sacando y metiendo enseres (incluso conversaciones) de lo privadísimo y sagrado a lo público y lo profano….

This seems more specific than turnstile, or is that word the right one?

Thanks
Wendy Gosselin
Local time: 02:09
turn-table
Explanation:
In cloistered convents, there was typically a revolving window, or turn-table, by means of which the cloistered nuns could exchange food and other objects with the outside world, without face-to-face encounters.
Here's a discussion on a WordReference.com forum: https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/torno-de-un-convento...
See also this entry on TripAdvisor.com: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187443-d6740767...
Selected response from:

TomWalker
United States
Local time: 22:09
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
4 +4turn-table
TomWalker


Discussion entries: 1





  

Answers


53 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
turn-table


Explanation:
In cloistered convents, there was typically a revolving window, or turn-table, by means of which the cloistered nuns could exchange food and other objects with the outside world, without face-to-face encounters.
Here's a discussion on a WordReference.com forum: https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/torno-de-un-convento...
See also this entry on TripAdvisor.com: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187443-d6740767...

TomWalker
United States
Local time: 22:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  bigedsenior
4 hrs
  -> Thanks, Ed :-)

agree  Robert Carter: Interesting, didn't know that. I would think it needs no hyphen though.
5 hrs
  -> I've seen it all 3 ways: with hyphen, as a compound word with no hyphen, & as two separate words. "Turntable" seems to be strongly associated with the device for playing records.

agree  Marie Wilson
8 hrs
  -> Thanks, Marie ;-)

agree  Daniel Hall
6 days
  -> Thanks, Daniel :-)
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)



Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.


See also:

Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search