Translation of mendicant in Spanish:

mendicant

mendicante, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmɛndɪk(ə)nt//ˈmɛndəkənt/

noun

  • 1also Mendicant

    Religion
    mendicante masculine
    (order/friar) (before noun) mendicante
    • They gave up, it is said, their desire for sons, for wealth, and for the worlds, and led the life of religious mendicants.
    • However important the preached word was to the mendicants and the late medieval princes of the pulpit, it was still ancillary to the sacraments.
    • The mendicants enjoyed rapid and phenomenal success, attracting support not only from the crown and aristocracy, who frequently employed them as confessors and advisers, but also from urban patrons.
    • Verastique's study is, at best, a broad text-book like survey of pre-Hispanic religion and culture and of the Christianization programs of mendicants and diocesan clergy.
    • This decision was not unprecedented in India, and the samana movement - a counter-culture of homeless religious mendicants - was already well established by the Buddha's time.
    • The mendicants called such a life of poverty and itinerant preaching the vita apostolica.
    • Others attribute authorship to the mendicants who provided spiritual counsel to women in the Liege diocese.
    • Its topics included not only monks but canons, mendicants, and other groups.
    • These experiences brought home to him the reality of suffering and the nature of the human predicament, and turning his back on family life he renounced the world and became a religious mendicant.
    • Essentially, the azad were itinerant mendicants who regularly practised extreme ascetic styles of religious devotion, as a mark of their ‘other worldliness.’
    • An ancient tale tells of four mendicants who had chosen to abandon wealth, possessions and ambition in hope of benefiting the world.
    • The mendicants often operated independently of local bishops, thereby becoming natural allies of the papacy, which in turn strengthened the hand of the orders in the university.
    • The shrine also attracts Indo-Muslim mystics called faqir, religious mendicants who observe lives of poverty, chastity, meditation and prayer.
    • Walking among them was a wandering mendicant, with the usual orange robe, wooden staff, and begging bowl, his shaven head painted with the lines of Shiva.
    • Such tunics were deliberately patched and made ragged to indicate their wearers' status as religious mendicants.
    • Another group of monasteries grew up around friars who although taking the triple vow of poverty, chastity, and obedience were mendicants who moved about the country using any house of their own order as a base.
    • Saniotis takes us to one of Northern India's most famous Indo-Muslim shrines, a place where religious mendicants, known as faqir, gather to worship through mystical communion with saints.
  • 2formal

    (beggar)
    mendigo masculine
    mendiga feminine
    • As mendicants, they were accustomed to travel and not interested in personal gain.
    • If they were poor to begin with, they would scarcely be better off as mendicants wholly dependent on the charity of poor householders.
    • His role as a peripatetic mendicant allowed him a freedom to see every way of life and every corner of his civilization.
    • I thought of Dorothy Wordsworth who coined the phrase, ‘the rant and cant of the staled beggar’, as she complained of the mendicants she encountered in England's beautiful Lake District.
    • The only hangers on are a handful of mendicants who are stretched out on the cool stone floor of the mandapam or seated on the benches inside the park.
    • He showed us his favorite statue, that of an old philosopher turned mendicant, and I think I shall always associate him - in his shabby but clean old gray suit - with this particular piece of Buddhist statuary.
    • The sight of a holy man, who seemed peaceful and content, finally inspired him to forsake palace, wife and family and become a wandering mendicant.
    • Eighty mendicants, we are told, sat down each day at her table, and blessed her name.
    • They are the patricians of the pavement - those few among the large group of urchins, alms-seekers and mendicants who have become part of the city's lifescape.
    • If there was no man in the house at the time these unwelcome visitors made their calls the female inmates were often greatly frightened, for the mendicants, if they were refused help, were not particular in the choice of their epithets.
    • However, being a poor mendicant, I couldn't afford to buy any and so I just sat there, overpowered by the smell of delicious pakoras, eating my bag of rice.
    • They range from children wiping cars at the intersections, to handicapped mendicants seeking alms on ‘platform carts’ on G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar.
    • Somehow, it reminds one of The Beggars' Opera, in which professional mendicants hire crutches for a day's sponging, clobbering with a wooden limb anyone who gets in the way of them turning a pretty penny.
    • The paduka or toe-knob sandals were usually worn by ascetics and mendicants.
    • The form is often associated with wandering mendicants, who sing at festivals and other auspicious occasions.
    • When an old man tells him that there is a flaw in the wall as in all material things, the Sultan leaves his throne and becomes a traveling mendicant.
    • After the poisonous fumes from the factory blurred his vision and life two decades ago, the tailor in Nawab Nagar became a mendicant.
    • Colonies also offered places in which to dump the increasing numbers of mendicants and criminals which thronged the cities of Europe.
    • With a cloth over his mouth to prevent his breath from inhaling any airborne creature, he spent the following nine years as a wandering, barefoot mendicant.
    • We meet unassuming mendicants who may turn out to be rishis in disguise, pilgrims who may be exiled kings, or noblemen undertaking acts of penance.