their way lay over a blasted heath

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by tomassr, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. tomassr Senior Member

    What's the mining of this phrase: "their way lay over a blasted heath"

    The phrase come in the following pharagraph of Macbeth :

    "The two scottish generals Macbeth and Banquo, returning victorious from this great battle, "their way lay over a blasted heath", where they were stopped...
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  2. ptak30

    ptak30 Senior Member

    The course of their journey takes them over a piece of land that has been made ininhabitable/ been devastated/ been wasted/been ruined etc
    Heath = barren open country covered in heathers
    blasted = ruined, devastated.
  3. St. Nick Senior Member

    Su camino se extendía por un brezal inhóspito.
  4. mijoch Banned

    British English
    "un páramo borrascoso"

  5. mijoch Banned

    British English
    Have a good day.

  6. tomassr Senior Member

    Thanks to all

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