Aljabas y arcos

English translation: quiver

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Spanish term or phrase:Aljabas y arcos
English translation:quiver
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS

08:16 Sep 6, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: Aljabas y arcos
Here is the original: from a description of a suit of armour.

"En la visera se sitúan a la derecha y a la izquierda la Fama y la Victoria, que sujetan respectivamente una hoja de palma y una trompeta. Ambas deidades aladas, impasibles, agarran por los bigotes al enemigo vencido, casi sin esfuerzo, mientras están recostadas sobre trofeos formados por escudos, aljabas y arcos".

I've included the "arcos" in my question because it might be bow or arch here... though I suppose the latter is favourite :-) Depends on "aljabas" I guess.
Berni Armstrong
Spain
Local time: 10:20
quiver
Explanation:
aljaba = quiver

E.g. in the drawing of the 'Escudo Nacional de Honduras': en la parte superior del ovalo aparece une aljaba llena de flechas

Depicted at: www.intertel.hn/cultural/cultural/escu.htm
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 10:20
Grading comment
Thanks to both of you. I've given the points to the second answer because of the added link. Visuals would really help on this translation. But as usual no-one thought the translator would need them. Ever done a sightless translation and later seen the work in context in a catalogue? It can be a horrifying experience. But blame the client, not the translator who does the best he/she can working "in the dark".
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
naquivers and arches
Jon Zuber (X)


  

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quivers and arches


Explanation:
aljaba: "caja portátil para flechas ... que se colgaba del hombro ... a la cadera"
Arcos, without an image, your guess is as good as mine.


    DRAE
Jon Zuber (X)
PRO pts in pair: 172

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12 mins
quiver


Explanation:
aljaba = quiver

E.g. in the drawing of the 'Escudo Nacional de Honduras': en la parte superior del ovalo aparece une aljaba llena de flechas

Depicted at: www.intertel.hn/cultural/cultural/escu.htm

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 10:20
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 82
Grading comment
Thanks to both of you. I've given the points to the second answer because of the added link. Visuals would really help on this translation. But as usual no-one thought the translator would need them. Ever done a sightless translation and later seen the work in context in a catalogue? It can be a horrifying experience. But blame the client, not the translator who does the best he/she can working "in the dark".

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