In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(slaughtering as offering)
1.1(practice, act)sacrificio masculinethe 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 femininevíctima (propiciatoria) femininethe 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 masculineto 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 masculine
- 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.
1(offer as sacrifice)sacrificar
- 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)sacrificarhe 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.
- 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.
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