Translation of penance in Spanish:


penitencia, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɛnəns//ˈpɛnəns/


  • 1

    penitencia feminine
    for penance say three Hail Marys como penitencia reza tres avemarías
    • to do penance for sth hacer penitencia por algo
    • to perform a public penance hacer un acto de contrición público
    • How, for example, would you explain religious sacrifice and penance which are an important motivator for many non-western consumers?
    • Slavery could be imposed as a religious penance or a criminal punishment.
    • They extended to religious observance and penance, or expiation, though in the later period there is a tendency to concentrate on what looks more today, in the west, like law.
    • On the minus side, being presented with such an array of dishes almost always results in the type of culinary blow-out which requires hours of penance in the gym afterwards.
    • The head priest gave him blessed, medicated ghee to take in the early morning for 41 days while observing a penance.
    • I'm doing my duty and my penance now, but I'll always be a woman who loves a good show.
    • He's doing an act of penance, and in the Hindu religion it's a renunciation.
    • Will eternity be long enough to allow the penance required?
    • Is confession really so good for the soul, especially when it requires no penance?
    • Readers, I have sinned, and penance suggestions may be required.
  • 2humorous

    castigo masculine
    • After prayers, penances, and many hardships, they captured it in July 1099.
    • Unprepared for such transgressions, the sort of penances handed out by the confession booths suddenly seemed rather trifling.
    • There has to be some penance and retribution for these people.
    • They appointed rival bishops, collected double taxes, issued conflicting penances, and excommunicated one another's supporters.
    • I wasn't going to have to start wearing a brown habit with rusty chains underneath as penance for my wrong doings.
    • Ignorant and wicked are the doings of those priests who, in the case of the dying, reserve canonical penances for purgatory.
    • Worldly attempts to change the state of one's soul through indulgences and penances were meaningless.
    • There are similarities in the practices of both sects: initiation is by tearing out the hair, and the lifestyle is one of extreme austerity involving nakedness, penances, and ordeals.
    • He confesses and receives penances twice, once on the verge of execution, then finally is deemed insane and committed to an asylum at the close of his third trial.
    • They may also lie on beds of nails, walk on fire and undertake other penances to build character and atone for sins.
    • But such a desire can be forgiven, as long as one takes the proper penances into consideration.
    • I simply mean that they are now living the suffering they've inflicted on others as penance for their sins.
    • As time went on, the ritual and the length of the penances which were given also changed.
    • There are all sorts of hidden penances we can do, such as not putting salt or tomato ketchup on our chips.
    • In the bitter cold of winter, the yogi undertook various penances which, it was said, gave him great powers.
    • But that, he said, was really a political deal, shored up with appropriate penances.
    • Some people like to stand miserably in the rain, taking each cold splash of water as flagellation from the heavens, enduring the torrent as penance for their internalised sense of guilt.
    • Neighboring monks became upset with him over a theological dispute, and his health deteriorated under the rigors of his fasting and penances.
    • Speaking of which, will the guidelines for penances have to be re-written?
    • His earlier life of self-indulgence had been unsatisfying, as was his six-year experiment with ascetic penances.