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smörvatten

English translation: oily waste water

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09:14 Jun 26, 2001
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Swedish term or phrase: smörvatten
Sealing water?
David Rumsey
Canada
Local time: 00:20
English translation:oily waste water
Explanation:
Due to lack of any context it's only guessing; most probably used instead of oljehaltigt vatten

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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 10:20
Grading comment
That actual term was "lubricating water". It is water that streams around a piston or other components to provide some light lubrication. Thanks for your tip anyway.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1butter water
Mats Wiman
naemulsion of butter in water
Sven Petersson
naMight be related to the English term "Butyric".
Matthew Roy, Ph.D.
nabutter wate
Mats Wiman
naVery good fishing waterSWEDISH-TRANSLATION.com - your Swedish translation partner
na -1oily waste water
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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26 mins
butter wate


Explanation:
is the literal translation
I could not find it anywhere


    Native
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 09:20
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1826
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It's "lubricating water"
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Comment: It's "lubricating water"

27 mins peer agreement (net): +1
butter water


Explanation:
is the literal translation
I could not find it anywhere except as 'water with butter in it' (Google)


    Native
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 09:20
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1826

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Uwe Kirmse: http://www.ur.se/ura/recept_fiske_05.htm
5 hrs
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33 mins peer agreement (net): -1
oily waste water


Explanation:
Due to lack of any context it's only guessing; most probably used instead of oljehaltigt vatten



Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 10:20
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 18
Grading comment
That actual term was "lubricating water". It is water that streams around a piston or other components to provide some light lubrication. Thanks for your tip anyway.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Uwe Kirmse: http://www.ur.se/ura/recept_fiske_05.htm
5 hrs
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1 hr
Might be related to the English term "Butyric".


Explanation:
It is difficult to tell without a context, but perhaps the root of the word related to butter in "smörvatten" should be translated as "butyric". Butyric acid is a chemical commonly used in the treatment of waste water and there are also a number of other chemicals that include the root "butyr-" in them that would contain the root "smör-" in Swedish. If it were related to the word "sealant" I would imagine it would use the root "smörj-" rather than "smör-". Unfortunately, I don't have a chemical specific dictionary to double check for you.

Matthew Roy, Ph.D.
Local time: 00:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 36
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6 hrs
emulsion of butter in water


Explanation:
Used by some ignorant barbarians in northern Scandinavia for the cooking of vegetables. Side effect: Creates a dangerously high bloodpressure at a very early age!

Yes, one could call it "sealing water"; it seals the arteries, resulting in a premature death.


    Reference: http://www.ur.se/ur_akademin/fiske5.html
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 09:20
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8077
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It's "lubricating water"
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Comment: It's "lubricating water"

4 days
Very good fishing water


Explanation:
If the text is about fishing, the translation could be "very good fishing water".

An other example is the Swedish word "smörpassning", which in Swedish means "a good socker pass", but the literal translation in English is "butter pass".

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