16:20 Jan 8, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / Coin production
Spanish term or phrase: ectiposcopio
Optical instrument used to invert engravings (employed mainly by coin engravers).
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4 +1Ectypography/er
4etcher or etching instrument



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This is as close as I have got,
Ec"type (?), n. [Cf. F. ectype. See Ectypal.]
1. (Classical Archæol.) (a) A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence: (b) A work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely).

2. A copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed.

Some regarded him [Klopstock] as an ectype of the ancient prophets. Eng. Cyc. .
Ec`ty*pog"ra*phy (?), n. [Ectype + -graphy.] A method of etching in which the design upon the plate is produced in relief.
n. copy; non-eternal being or idea. ectypography, n. etching in relief.
Lyssy, :-)

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agree  Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.
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  -> Gracias Patricia, :-)
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etcher or etching instrument

I couldn't find any other reference, except what you were given before, but that refers to the action of etching.

Happy translating! ;o) Maria

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