Cathedral type words.

gen116

New Member
UK british (english and french)
i am translating some french text into english about the Cathedral of rouen. some of the words are not in the dictionary, and i dont know what they are. here are some of the words that i need in french:

-tympan
-amont
-Aquitaine
-acheminees
-les pierres calcaires
-caumont
-registres
-croisee d'ogives
-bas cotes
-le triforium
-edifice
-la voute en berceau
-arcs boutants appuyes sur des contreforts
-deambulatoire
-l'abbatiale
-gisant
-quadilobes
-voussures

i know that is quite a big list, but even if you are able to answer 1 or 2 it would still be help.

thank you
 
  • OlivierG

    Senior Member
    France / Français
    Here are some:
    -tympan
    Tympanum
    -amont
    Upstream
    -Aquitaine
    It's the name of a French region
    -acheminees
    brought (carried)
    -les pierres calcaires
    Limestone rocks
    -caumont
    Isn't it the name of a city?
    -registres
    of a church organ? registers
    -croisee d'ogives
    crossed ribs
    -edifice
    building
    -arcs boutants appuyes sur des contreforts
    Flying buttress (?) leaned against abutments
    -gisant
    A statue of a dead
     

    gen116

    New Member
    UK british (english and french)
    thank you ever so much, was very happy with the swift reply.

    i have a few more, if you wouldnt mind giving it a go!

    -Dispences Vendue
    -dans le cadre d'un remodelage
    -des fenestres surmontes degables
    -Calande
    -fietre
    -parcellaire
    -galeries de circulation
    -les confreries des tondeurs de drap
    -la confreries des poissonniers
    -truie jouant la crellle, bouc a clochettes, animaux a tete humaine
    -presente des decrochements
    -des torchis
    -encorebellements
    -gable
    -le cardo
    -le decumanus
    -orthogonal
    -gallo-romain


    merci!
     
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