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15:26 Feb 10, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: almedina
not much context I'm afraid:

Traslado Custovic almedina de Hosp. a zona musulmana.
Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:45
English translation:Mecca
Explanation:
Medina/al-Madina/Madinat al Nabt, Ciudad santa del islam. This makes most sense, given the context (I trust you know who/what *Custovic* is)
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 22:45
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Summary of answers provided
naMuslim neighborhoodGary Moelk
naShelter, refuge (?)Igor Kravchenko-Berezhnoy
naMecca
Yolanda Broad
naAlmedinaAlfonso Romero
naAlmedinaJaime Backal
naalmedina = walled cityMartin Perazzo
naPerhaps Almedina is Custovic's last name?
Alexandro Padres Jimenez


  

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8 mins
Perhaps Almedina is Custovic's last name?


Explanation:
Couldn't find it in three dictionaries.

Good luck!

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
Local time: 22:45
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26 mins
Almedina


Explanation:
Almedian is a municipality in Spain, a family nam and the name of a neighborhood, among other options. Maybe your text refers to the fact that Custovic was beeing transfered to the ...neighborhood, or indeed, as the other colleague suggests, Custovics last name is Almedina. I wonder!!!
Best luck!

Jaime Backal
Local time: 22:45
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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34 mins
almedina = walled city


Explanation:
The Spanish Almudena is the diminutive of almedina (Arab orig. al-medinah), a term used in the Middle Ages to describe the part of a city within the walls or ramparts (versus the entire city, both inside and outside the walls). There are many towns and cities in Spain and Portugal called Almedina, probably because of this origin.

Martin Perazzo
Spain
Local time: 04:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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47 mins
Almedina


Explanation:
For all I know Almedina is a city or a town in Spain. Hope it helps.

Alfonso Romero
Mexico
Local time: 21:45
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2 hrs
Mecca


Explanation:
Medina/al-Madina/Madinat al Nabt, Ciudad santa del islam. This makes most sense, given the context (I trust you know who/what *Custovic* is)


    Confirmed by my husband, Spanish professor who teaches culture of Spain
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 22:45
Native speaker of: English
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13 hrs
Muslim neighborhood


Explanation:
Medina means city in Arabic. It sounds by the brief context that the term refers to part of a city in Europe, which would probably be an Arab neighborhood, of which there are many in Europe.

Gary Moelk
United States
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14 hrs
Shelter, refuge (?)


Explanation:
Almedida has been more or less explained. I can only add that it cannot be a last name because Custovic *is* a last name already. The whole phrase, though, seems incomplete. My guess would be that it must read "(Han) traslado (a) Custovic (del) almedina del Hospital, etc., which would mean "(They) transferred Custovic from the shelter of the Hospital, etc".

Igor Kravchenko-Berezhnoy
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