spika upp

English translation: nail up

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Swedish term or phrase:spika upp
English translation:nail up
Entered by: SafeTex

08:15 Aug 3, 2018
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Swedish term or phrase: spika upp
Hello

In the badly written Swedish sentence

Det var nämnde Jacob Fugger hjälpte påven med avlatshandel, den som provocerade Martin Luther att ***spika upp*** sina teser.

does "spika upp" mean sharpen (his criticism) as I know that Martin Luther had criticized the church

Or does it mean "disseminate" as "spika upp" could literally mean "nail on" a tree e.g. as in old times when Royal proclamations were nailed to trees.

Thanks
SafeTex
France
Local time: 12:02
nail up
Explanation:
:-)
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Diarmuid Kennan
Ireland
Local time: 11:02
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nail up


Explanation:
:-)

Diarmuid Kennan
Ireland
Local time: 11:02
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michele Fauble
7 hrs

agree  Deane GOLTERMANN: I think 'nailed' (simply) is used more often.
9 hrs
  -> You're right - thanks.

agree  Anna Herbst: Just "nailed". Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg.
15 hrs
  -> You're right - thanks.
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