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16:20 Jan 8, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering / Coin production
Spanish term or phrase:ectiposcopio
Optical instrument used to invert engravings (employed mainly by coin engravers).
Explanation: This is as close as I have got,
Ec"type (?), n. [Cf. F. ectype. See Ectypal.]
1. (Classical Archæol.) (a) A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work. Hence: (b) A work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in bas-relief (in this sense used loosely).
2. A copy from an original; a type of something that has previously existed.
Some regarded him [Klopstock] as an ectype of the ancient prophets. Eng. Cyc. .
Ec`ty*pog"ra*phy (?), n. [Ectype + -graphy.] A method of etching in which the design upon the plate is produced in relief.
n. copy; non-eternal being or idea. ectypography, n. etching in relief.