English translation: the patriarch made it impossible for his son to provide him with an heir
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06:27 Aug 23, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase:proveerle descendencia
en una frase literaria que dice "el patriarca hace a su hijo esteril de proveerle descendencia".
...makes his son (children) powerless to provide him with
Sounds like a generalization for a character type. "Powerless" raises the connotation of "impotence", which is one of the classic attributes associated to the archetype of the (castrating) patriarch (or a matriarch, for that matter).
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