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09:59 Apr 25, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: cimarron
Cimarron: la historia de un esclavo
Reza


Summary of answers provided
naCimarrón
Rita Damo
naRunaway: Story of a Slave
Toña Morales-Calkins
nacimarron
Marijke Singer
nait means "runaway or fugitive"
wendy griswold
naCimarron
anac
nait means "runaway or fugitive"
wendy griswold
naCimarron - the name of the slave
Ester Cabral


  

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24 mins
Cimarron - the name of the slave


Explanation:
Hi Reza,

In this case, is the name of the slave whose story will be told.
But as well, cimarron means wild, a runaway slave (maybe for this reason the author gave him the name) and in Argentina you have the "cimarron" the mate you drank without sugar.

But again, In this case, leave it as Cimarron, because I am positive this is the name of the slave.

Ester Cabral
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35 mins
Cimarron


Explanation:
This is a proper name and should stay at it is. Cimarron: the history of a slave

anac
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42 mins
it means "runaway or fugitive"


Explanation:
see Oxford Sp>Eng unabridged dictionary.

wendy griswold
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42 mins
it means "runaway or fugitive"


Explanation:
see Oxford Sp>Eng unabridged dictionary.

wendy griswold
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1 hr
cimarron


Explanation:
You shouldn't translate this term since it is a specific type of slave. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary says:
cimarron = also cimmaron [American Spanish cimarrón = wild, untamed, (n.) runaway slave ...

And that is what it is; a "runaway slave".

Hope this helps
Marijke Singer

Marijke Singer
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2 hrs
Cimarrón


Explanation:
Aquí te van las ayudas de internet:
Cimarrón: Historia de un esclavo
... la página de -> Cimarrón: Historia de un esclavo...
...Cimarrón: Historia de un esclavo cuenta la...
www.exodusltd.com/estantes/comentarios/cimarron/cimarron.ht... -


Rita Damo
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14 hrs
Runaway: Story of a Slave


Explanation:
While Cimarrón could be used as a name, I believe that this title is more provocative, and probably what the author intended. The slave in question has a name: Estéban Montejo, not Cimarrón.


    Reference: http://www.exodusltd.com/estantes/comentarios/cimarron/cimar...
Toña Morales-Calkins
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