the specious one of derivation

Victuag

Senior Member
Spanish
¡Hola!
No encuentro la manera de traducir esta frase...
Necesito una ayuda, por favor.

"Again, it is said that they are descended from the Arian Goths who were permitted to live in certain places in Guienne and Languedoc, after their defeat by King Clovis, on condition that they abjured their heresy, and kept themselves separate from all other men for ever. The principal reason alleged in support of this supposition of their Gothic descent, is the specious one of derivation,--Chiens Gots, Cans Gets, Cagots, equivalent to Dogs of Goths."


Agradecería muchísimo vuestras propuestas.
Saludos ;)
 
  • maidinbedlam

    Moderanged
    Spanish - Spain
    "The specious one of derivation": entiendo que la razón que se alega, la del origen gótico, es dudosa o poco fiable.
    Quizá: la principal razón que se alega....es la del supuesto origen de su nombre.
     

    Andoush

    Senior Member
    Spanish (Argentina)
    La razón principal para explicar sus orígenes godos yacía en la falsa premisa derivativa (según la cual) vendrían a ser perros de godos.

    Gothic = godo/de los godos
    specious = misleading
    "one" = in this case, reason.
    derivation = A line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions.
     
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