Traducción de sacrifice en Español:


sacrificio, n.

Pronunciación /ˈsækrəˌfaɪs//ˈsakrɪfʌɪs/


  • 1

    (slaughtering as offering)
    • 1.1(practice, act)

      sacrificio masculino
      the sacrifice of the mass el santo sacrificio (de la misa)
      • They would use up excess grain and other food and slaughter old animals - not as sacrifices, but because they were not expected to survive the winter.
      • She gives daily discourses emphasizing that the ritual sacrifice of animals or birds is a crime.
      • But, in precise religious terminology, the word was later confined to the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah.
      • Their fathers may ‘buy them back’ by offering an animal sacrifice in their son's stead.
      • It spells out proper procedures for construction of the altar for ceremonial sacrifices and other rituals.
      • Along with animal sacrifices, and offerings from other crops, libations of wine were poured out to the gods by Italians and Greeks, and there were similar practices in the Levant.
      • Animal sacrifice was at the heart of Ugaritic ritual.
      • Among the expressions of this religion are fire walking, animal sacrifices, and rituals of possession by a deity or ancestor.
      • Of course God does not need offerings from humans; the entire process of animal sacrifices and offerings is about using the physical to access the spiritual.
      • All libations denote a sacrifice to the deity, but the one in the meal-context denotes a sharing with the god as all partake of the same drinking of wine.
      • In the case of animal sacrifices, the animal took the sinner's place and died as a substitute.
      • Animal sacrifice accompanies almost every ritual and ceremonial event in Nepali life.
      • In fact they expurgated any reference to animal sacrifices from their liturgy.
      • The practice of santeria involves healing rituals, spirit possession, and animal sacrifice.
      • Relations with the ancestors and respect for Nyamwezi traditions are maintained through ritual activity such as animal sacrifices and other ceremonies.
      • If the intent is spiritually sound, most breaches of ritual formality can be corrected via additional animal sacrifices in Mecca or special acts of charity and fasting after returning home.
      • Their activities included group prayers and animal sacrifices for various spirits.
      • Churches that have not been abandoned entirely are used for occult rites, animal sacrifices, and Black Masses.
      • When the Jews made ritual sacrifices of food and animals, they often burned incense along with it.
      • During this period, there are dances, and ritual sacrifices of animals.

    • 1.2(offering)

      ofrenda femenino
      víctima (propiciatoria) femenino
      the customary sacrifice was a goat solían sacrificar una cabra
      • In 7th century India members of the Thug cult would ritually strangle passers-by as sacrifices to the Hindu deity, Kali.
      • Abraham is commanded to take his son Isaac on a journey to a mount in the land of Moriah and there offer him as a sacrifice to God.
      • For example, built into the pagan ritual are demands for parents to burn their children as a sacrifice to the gods.
      • And the Greeks believed in their gods, they worshipped their gods, they offered up sacrifices, and they were very real to the Greeks.
      • Yield your understanding to be taught of God, yield your heart to be purified and educated for God, yield your life (to be) a sacrifice to God.
      • He doesn't worship the idols of the Israelites or eat the sacrifices offered at forbidden shrines.
      • And when Aslan rises, the ancient stone altar on which the sacrifice was offered cracks and crumbles in pieces, never to be used again.
      • Well, I'll just be patient and hope and pray and offer up sacrifices to whatever god is willing to help us out.
      • Not being on very good terms with the Lord just then, Jonah offered an alternative: throw me overboard as a sacrifice to appease God, and you will be spared.
      • Perhaps they themselves offered the innocent beast as a sacrifice to God.
      • Stassen observes that pigs were used as a sacrifice to Roman gods.
      • They will have him as priest - to offer himself a sacrifice for their sins and then to intercede for them.
      • The Priest offers himself as a sacrifice to make peace with God.
      • He finds true peace and redemption for himself and those who love him only when he is able to give his work up as a sacrifice to God.
      • This is where Abraham went up to offer Isaac as a sacrifice and later remarked as the Bible records.

  • 2

    (giving up)
    sacrificio masculino
    to sell sth at a sacrifice malvender algo
    • to make sacrifices sacrificarse
    • I managed it at great personal sacrifice lo logré a costa de grandes sacrificios
    • the supreme sacrifice el supremo sacrificio
    • Lex's quite excellent regard for the incredible sacrifices of the Russians during the war is a perspective we need to take.
    • For its part, Britain has to demonstrate that it considers the project so important that it, too, is prepared to make sacrifices.
    • It means you have to leave home and that requires a big sacrifice in terms of leaving your family behind.
    • Sometimes we have to make sacrifices, in order to continue with more important things.
    • More often than not, they are also forced by their tight economic situation into making sacrifices with regard to environmental quality.
    • The community can be proud of this dedicated group of helping people who train constantly and make real sacrifices in terms of time and commitment to make our home town a safer place to live in.
    • The losses and sacrifices suffered in terms of academic advancement had been construed to be the destiny of life.
    • Maybe she really wants to stay with the company long term, and the sacrifice of doing reports for a few months is a small one compared to her career with the company.
    • The couple appeared on the Channel Four series No Going Back, which shows real-life stories of people who have been brave enough to make sacrifices to turn their dreams into reality.
    • And we should realize that while this would involve material sacrifices, in terms of quality it would actually make our lives more happy and meaningful.
    • We are willing to make a sacrifice for the long-term good.
    • As a person who's more willing than most people to make sacrifices for the environment, I'd be happy if we match or exceed the adjustments required by Kyoto.
    • The actions that Miss Agate carries out are done with the deepest belief that what she is doing will bring about a more peaceful world and she has obviously decided to make sacrifices, including that of her own freedom.
    • After all, both in reality and cinema, heroism consists of self-sacrifice: the sacrifice of life and freedom.
    • That dynamic is important because it spurs the individuals to make sacrifices for the good of the team.
    • Who understands that sometimes you have to make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains?
    • An entrepreneur must be prepared to make a sacrifice in terms of finances and overall quality of life.
    • Westminster knew that we had made short-term sacrifices in terms of profit and that we had specifically engaged staff and moulded our practice for the purposes of performing the contract.
    • Other veterans spoke about serving our country during peacetime and how important it is for citizens to make sacrifices for their freedom.
    • Judith Sischy, the director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, said she believed most parents would make sacrifices to keep their children at private schools.
  • 3

    (in baseball)
    sacrificio masculino
    • I hit a long fly ball to left for a sacrifice fly to make the score 2-0.
    • Bob Bartum then pinch-hit for center fielder Don Landrum and hit a sacrifice fly to bring home the winning run.
    • The next batter, pitcher Don Wilson advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt.
    • In 1926, the rule was changed, giving a batter credit for a sacrifice fly if any base runner advances on the catch.
    • Stacey Nuveman started the eighth inning with a sacrifice bunt to push designated runner Amanda Freed to third base.

verbo transitivo

  • 1

    (offer as sacrifice)
    • Certain cattle-herding tribes in the south place great symbolic and spiritual value on cows, which sometimes are sacrificed in religious rituals.
    • In their homelands a horse would have been sacrificed to the old gods.
    • Were it not for his impeccable service record, he might have been sacrificed to the god, but he was too good a soldier simply to waste on a pointless ritual.
    • Muslims may not eat any food that has been sacrificed to idols, but kosher is fine.
    • Iphigenia was sacrificed to the goddess Artemis by Agamemnon so that the Greek fleet could sail away to Troy.
    • Then there is the Dakshinkhali Temple, where goats and chickens are sacrificed to a hungry goddess.
    • People making a pilgrimage (religious journey) are expected to sacrifice a goat or sheep and offer the meat to the poor.
    • Five full-grown male bulls were killed and sacrificed to the gods and goddesses.
    • The Bible warns against idol worship, of Moloch, for example, in which human beings, especially children, are sacrificed to appease or please a god.
    • He brings with him their Queen Tamora and her three sons, the eldest of whom, Alarbus, is sacrificed to avenge his own sons' deaths.
    • A chicken was sacrificed to safeguard them and to ensure their good behavior.
    • When the Temple at Jerusalem was the centre of Jewish life, Jews would go there at Pilgrim Festivals to sacrifice a lamb or goat.
  • 2

    (give up)
    he sacrificed his future/life for the sake of his family sacrificó su futuro/su vida por su familia
    • we'll have to sacrifice the new car tendremos que renunciar al coche nuevo
    • Salem has made it clear that it won't sacrifice its values for profit, even stating so in its annual report.
    • Agriculture must not, under any circumstances, be sacrificed for the sake of an overall trade agreement.
    • ‘I would hope that the Province of Alberta is not sacrificing safety for the sake of politics,’ says Szarko.
    • Is housing in such desperately short supply that a historic building must be sacrificed for the sake of five flats?
    • Animal welfare should not, it said, be sacrificed to religious freedom.
    • Under the pressure of tight margins, hostile takeovers and cutthroat rivalry, air safety has been increasingly sacrificed to the requirements of profit and the markets.
    • Other democratic states, faced with terrorism, have sacrificed liberty for the sake of order and come to regret it.
    • We can never sacrifice democracy and the values of liberty in favour of social change.
    • In accepting money from Washington, religious groups will inevitably sacrifice a degree of independence.
    • Characterisation has been sacrificed for the sake of spectacle.
    • Gordon Brown has wiped out Labour's image of economic incompetence without sacrificing its social - democratic values.
    • Expertise was sacrificed for the sake of political expediency, with unfortunate results.
    • The commitments made to Italian workers on employment creation were increasingly sacrificed to meet targets on reduced public expenditure.
    • Sadly this is a show whose theory has more to offer than its substance; in which aesthetics have been sacrificed to rhetoric.
    • Today, the privatisation of social services means that children are sacrificed for the sake of profit more than ever.
    • Fortunately, the band doesn't sacrifice quality for the sake of variety.
    • It's interesting how he notes when and where the comedy was severely sacrificed for the sake of the message.
    • Quality of life in this world should not have to be sacrificed for the sake of some hypothetical compensation in the world to come.
    • It is not appropriate to completely sacrifice economic considerations for the sake of politics.
    • But the good of the sport and the enjoyment of the fans should not be sacrificed for the sake of money or petty politics.

verbo intransitivo

  • 1

    (in baseball)
    • Luis Aparicio then sacrificed runners to second and third followed by a Nellie Fox intentional walk.
    • Paul Simes and Andrew Hunter then singled to load the bases and Brad Daly sacrificed Robb home for a 2-0 lead.
    • Lee led off with a single, and after Gonzalez struck out, Penny sacrificed the runner to second.
    • The Yanks sacrificed him into home on Randy Velarde's bunt and Derek Jeter's fly ball.
    • He learned from his father, Sandy, a player who made a career out of doing little things like sacrificing runners and stealing bases.