English translation: Aunque le he dado algunos significados de la palabra "lavativa",...
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04:15 Jun 10, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase:lavativa
This is the title of a painting by Spanish painter Eugenio Lucas Velázquez--La Lavativa--and is held up as an example of an "escena popular". Neither of the possible translations I have found for this word ("enema" and, in a figurative sense, "nuisance" or synonyms thereof) really fit as titles for a painting of this type (especially the former!). Is anyone familiar with this work (I haven't found a thing on the Internet to see what it's about) or can anyone suggest a title? I may end up just leaving it in Spanish!
Explanation: LAVATIVA can be familiarly used IN SPANISH with the meaning of "BORING", "DULL", "UNINTERESTING"...or as a synonym for the spanish words: "aburrido", "soso", "sin gracia", "sin interés", etc.
I don't know whether this can fit your translation.
Explanation: In English we might call this rather rudely 'verbal diarrea" so might be a painting of someone who is a 'blabbermouth" "gossip" of other uncontrolled personality type. Tough one - good luck!