KudoZ home » Spanish to English » General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

eirón

English translation: eiron (dissembler)

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
Spanish term or phrase:eirón
English translation:eiron (dissembler)
Entered by: Berni Armstrong
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

10:02 Jul 4, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Spanish term or phrase: eirón
"El eirón entrelazará lo incompatible sin convocar una presencia unitaria, ofreciendo de este modo un simbolo diabolico, o un diábolos simbolikos"

Yes, I am still wading through this one...

Ain't it hard when you know all your hard work is in vain.

Nobody is ever going to read all this crap. There is enough material in this one texty to last "Pseud's Corner" in "Private Eye" for the next two decades.

Berni
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 02:05
a dissembler or hypocrite
Explanation:
from ancient Greek eiron (which gave rise to the modern English word 'irony')
Selected response from:

Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 02:05
Grading comment
Thanks to you both for "rapidissimo" responses.

"First come first sirved" for the points... and thanks for the Bartleby - looks mighty useful!!

Berni
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
naeiron
Davorka Grgic
naa dissembler or hypocriteMarcus Malabad


  

Answers


22 mins
a dissembler or hypocrite


Explanation:
from ancient Greek eiron (which gave rise to the modern English word 'irony')


    Reference: http://www.bartleby.com/61/61/I0236100.html
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 02:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks to you both for "rapidissimo" responses.

"First come first sirved" for the points... and thanks for the Bartleby - looks mighty useful!!

Berni
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

23 mins
eiron


Explanation:
With regard to the characterization of comedy, the Tractatus [an ancient discussion of comedy] lists three types of comic characters: the alazons or impostors, the eirons or self-deprecators, and the buffoons (bomolochoi). We may reasonably accept the churl [agroikos] as a fourth character type. The contest of the eiron and alazon forms the basis of the comic action, and the buffoon and churl polarize the comic mood.


The humorous blocking characters of comedy are nearly always impostors, though it is more frequently a lack of self-knowledge than simply hypocrisy that characterizes them. The multitudes of comic scenes in which one character complacently soliloquizes while another makes sarcastic asides to the audience show the contest of eiron and alazon in its purest form. and show too that the audience is sympathetic to the eiron side. Central to the alazon group is the senex iratus or heavy father, who with his rages and threats, his obsessions and his gullibility, seems closely related to some of the demonic characters of romance, such as Polyphemus.


The eiron figures need a little more attention. Central to this group is the hero, who is an eiron figure because, as explained, the dramatist tends to play him down and make him rather neutral and unformed in character. Another central eiron figure is the type entrusted with hatching the schemes which bring about the hero's victory. This character is Roman comedy is almost always the tricky slave (dolosus servus), and in Renaissance comedy he becomes the scheming valet who is so frequent in Continental plays, and in Spanish drama is called the gracioso.
http://ns.headroyce.org/users/denelow/frye.html.

Yo que tu no le daría muchas vueltas. Es eiron y punto.


Ánimo.




    arriba
Davorka Grgic
Local time: 02:05
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search