El pero

English translation: apple

08:01 Apr 15, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Religion
Spanish term or phrase: El pero
En el altar más alto se coloca el símbolo más importante de la Cruz, un crucifijo con un espejo detrás. En el suelo se coloca mastranto, una planta aromática que se encuentra en las zonas húmedas del pueblo y encima se colocan unas ofrendas de frutos del tiempo, flores, muñecos y *un pero* con unas tijeras clavadas. Existe la creencia de que las tijeras clavadas en *el pero* son para que aquella persona que le ponga falta a la Cruz se le corte la lengua. En los laterales de los altares se colocan jarrones de flores en los que siempre van claveles blancos, y su alrededor va flanqueado por gran cantidad de frondosas macetas.
Kathleen Misson
Spain
Local time: 16:58
English translation:apple
Explanation:


DRAE:
pero1
Del lat. pirum.

1. m. Variedad de manzano, cuyo fruto es más largo que grueso.

2. m. Fruto del pero.

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Note added at 14 mins (2018-04-15 08:15:55 GMT)
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"Many of these traditions live on to this day. One of them is the placing somewhere in the decorations of the Cross of an apple with a pair of scissors inserted into it. "

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Note added at 15 mins (2018-04-15 08:16:23 GMT)
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http://www.lovegranada.com/feasts/dia-cruz/

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Note added at 16 mins (2018-04-15 08:17:32 GMT)
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(Posted a low level confidence because I didn't know this previously, but I'm convinced)
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neilmac
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Local time: 16:58
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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +6
apple


Explanation:


DRAE:
pero1
Del lat. pirum.

1. m. Variedad de manzano, cuyo fruto es más largo que grueso.

2. m. Fruto del pero.

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Note added at 14 mins (2018-04-15 08:15:55 GMT)
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"Many of these traditions live on to this day. One of them is the placing somewhere in the decorations of the Cross of an apple with a pair of scissors inserted into it. "

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Note added at 15 mins (2018-04-15 08:16:23 GMT)
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http://www.lovegranada.com/feasts/dia-cruz/

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Note added at 16 mins (2018-04-15 08:17:32 GMT)
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(Posted a low level confidence because I didn't know this previously, but I'm convinced)


    Reference: http://dle.rae.es/?id=SgxG2YC|SgyqLnj|Sh0TNnC
neilmac
Spain
Local time: 16:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jane Martin: http://www.eveandersson.com/photo-display/large/spain/granad...
34 mins

agree  Marie Wilson: Just another word for manzana in Andalusia, although here there is a play on words. Apple/but.
37 mins

agree  Sergio Kot
41 mins

agree  Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
1 hr

agree  Thayenga
5 hrs

agree  Robert Carter
7 hrs
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