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English translation: circular window

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Spanish term or phrase:óculo
English translation:circular window
Entered by: Berni Armstrong
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16:14 Mar 8, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: óculo
Ok so here is still another architectural item that my none-specialist dictionaries haven't been able to cope with:

Original context - description of a church in which the gallery was apparently lit by one of these - some kind of window, obviously, but anyone know what they are called in English?
Berni Armstrong
Local time: 20:10
circular window
Explanation:
a round window in a roof or a gable
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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 20:10
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THanks.

Although the other term suggested may have been technically right your simpler description tallies with what I myself have since found in the Duden - don't know why I didn't think of using it first! Get's to you sometimes, doesn't it... It's those deadlines you know... they affect the brain and...

er I'll stop rambling..

Cheers,

Berni
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Summary of answers provided
naoculus
Parrot
naoculusxxxtrans4u
nacircular windowAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.


  

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1 hr
circular window


Explanation:
a round window in a roof or a gable


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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 20:10
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 97
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THanks.

Although the other term suggested may have been technically right your simpler description tallies with what I myself have since found in the Duden - don't know why I didn't think of using it first! Get's to you sometimes, doesn't it... It's those deadlines you know... they affect the brain and...

er I'll stop rambling..

Cheers,

Berni
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1 hr
oculus


Explanation:
and it is a round opening at the top of the dome to let in natural light.

Parrot answered this question in either the last part of Jan. or the first part of Feb., I believe. If you look for that you can get his exact definition.

Bye,

xxxtrans4u
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1 hr
oculus


Explanation:
Yes, so Parrot did. Tx for remembering.
I simply said this was a hole that architects made on top of a dome to let in the natural light (as in the Roman Pantheon, which is the oldest example), and that the name came from Latin, "eye".

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