In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1archaic(female servant)sierva feminine
- ‘An opera libretto has to be stiletto-slim, compared with a play,’ he said, and as much of the novel consists of the handmaid's memories, he faced problems in representing them as parallel action.
- The work involved for nurses is general nursing duties while for handmaids, it involves bed-making, cleaning duties and serving meals.
- The handmaids in Atwood's tale know only what they are told and are unaware of its subversive capabilities.
- And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit.
- However, he wished he could allow himself to join in with Harry's complaints because even his long-legged calf-muscles were aching with the strain of following the handmaid's stride.
- I was then but a simple handmaid who did as I was bid.
- Bumiller mistakenly defines Valkyries as ‘warrior women,’ when the dictionary describes them the handmaids of Odin, riding on horseback, escorting slain heroes to Valhalla.
2literary(accessory)Mathematics is the handmaiden of the Sciences — las demás ciencias se valen de las matemáticas
- Pure mathematics is not the rival, even less is it the handmaid, of other branches of science.
- For Trevino, his clients, anyone on the short end, there's no mistaking that law is the handmaid to power, and power is something the vast majority of people here haven't got enough of.
- I am sure that there is a great work to do, which wants every labourer - to show that Art's highest vocation is to be the handmaid to religion and purity, instead of to mere animal enjoyment and sensuality.
- However, unlike TRT, Med TV is not the handmaid of a nation-state.
- The dance-hall has always been the handmaid of the brothel and the saloon.
- In ‘little q’ research, the questions are set in the quantitative paradigm, and the qualitative aspect is little more than a handmaid to the numbers.
- In Islam, reason was overpowered by faith from the very start; In Christianity when eventually it earned some kind of uneasy place, it had to become the handmaid of faith.
- One thing that the community must avoid is to make itself the handmaid of any political party.
- He did not think of philosophic reason either as a mere handmaid to religion or as a dangerous whore out to seduce the mind into supposing that it could attain its supreme end without God's help and grace.
- And as if that weren't enough luxury, you can also employ the services of the masseuse to act as a handmaid to satisfy your every need during the birth.
- For Jonathan Edwards, history was the handmaid of Jesus Christ.
- Once again, the music counts for nothing - in this case, less than nothing; it's even more the handmaid of the text than in Ferdinand.
- The handmaids of these august assemblies are Senor Solana and Mr Patten, the two External Affairs Commissioners.
- Philosophy thus conceived can still be regarded as the handmaid of theology, but as Dante develops his philosophical ideal metaphorically in terms of the beauty of the Donna Gentile, it assumes a religious value of its own.
- Philosophy has traditionally been called ‘the handmaid of theology.’
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