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16:43 Sep 16, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: ménsula
architecture
Maria Casal
Local time: 18:06
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Summary of answers provided
4console
Parrot
4Respond
David Meléndez Tormen
4corbel, shelf, bracket
Henry Hinds


  

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
corbel, shelf, bracket


Explanation:
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Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 10:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 26512
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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Respond


Explanation:

I'm copying just the definitions found in architecture glossaries. This term has a lot of meanings, depending on the subject. In road and railways construction, for example, it can be "bracket", "cantilevered beam", "corbel". Try an EuroDicAutom search (http://eurodic.ip.lu:8086//cgi-bin/edicbin/expert.pl#1) to see more entries.

"Respond. Ménsula, media columna que recibe un arco"

http://members.tripod.com/robertexto/archivo5/dicc_arq.htm

"RESPOND
In architecture, a respond is a half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch."
(http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/T5.HTM)

Good luck!



David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 18:06
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39 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
console


Explanation:
This is very specific to architecture, but I agree with David, there are a lot of meaning depending on the project.


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Parrot
Spain
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