Escobat

Discussion in 'Català (Catalan)' started by orca, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. orca

    orca Senior Member

    Israel, Hebrew
    Hello,

    in Falcones's new book, Los Herrederos de la Tierra, there are many words and expressions in Catalan. I hope you will help me with some of them.
    The context here is in 2 places: (we are talking about a boy who is being punished by public humiliation for stealing onions, the year is 1387)

    El muchacho, ataviado exclusivamente con sus roidos calzones, la espalda al descubierto y las manos atadas por delante, fue montado en un borrico y escobat.

    and:

    Todos sabian que lo habian escobat.

    The word is inclined in the text, like all the Catalan words that appear there. I couldn't find it anywhere. If you find it online, please let me also have access to the sourse.

    Please help me - in English, Spanish or Italian (Hebrew is the best but I'm not dellusional :))

    Thanks
     
  2. Agró

    Agró Senior Member

    Alta Navarra
    Spanish-Navarre
    ESCOBAR v. tr. ant.
    || 1. Escombrar; replegar amb l'escombra; cast. barrer. Comensa a servir ab un ase de la ciutat per scobar et tirar a mar tots cans et gats morts e altres legeses, doc. a. 1398 (Roca Medic. 81).
    || 2. Assotar; cast. azotar. Aquel qui u farà, que li costarà per ban XX sous..., et sel qui no u porà pagar, serà escobat, doc. a. 1290 (BABL, xi, 300). E qui contra res d'açò farà serà scobat o scobade ab grans asots per los lochs acustumats de la ciutat, doc. a. 1374 (BABL, vi, 100). Un home mut fonc scobat per los murs de la vila de Montpeyler, quar avie raubats verrols per la muralha, doc. a. 1377 (RLR, iii, 154). Fo sentenciat a esser escobat per la ciutat, doc. a. 1390 (Ardits, i, 8). Sia tocat revera a recullir per la trompeta sots pena de scobar als servicials e als mariners, doc. a. 1436 (Capmany Mem. ii, 425).
    Etim.: del llatí scōpāre, mat. sign. || 1.
    (source)

    Eng. flog, whip, lash
    Esp. azotar, flagelar, fustigar
    Ita. frustare, picchiare
     
  3. orca

    orca Senior Member

    Israel, Hebrew
    gràcies!
     

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