Translation of shroud in Spanish:


mortaja, n.

Pronunciation /ʃraʊd//ʃraʊd/


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    (for corpse)
    mortaja feminine
    sudario masculine
    a shroud of mystery/secrecy un velo de misterio/silencio
    • Believers want to prove that the shroud is not art, that it is the one, true burial shroud.
    • Many of these rhetorical expressions are also woven into lambamena, or burial shrouds.
    • The burial shroud was lying where the body had been placed and the headpiece was folded neatly and put in a different part of the tomb.
    • The Bible tells that Christ's body was taken down from the cross, wrapped in a linen shroud and placed in his tomb.
    • Coffins were in use for the wealthy in the Middle Ages, but many people were buried simply in shrouds.
    • The next day the body is washed, placed in shrouds (burial cloths), and laid on a bed for a final viewing.
    • For such individuals, who viewed life as an opportunity to perfect themselves and the world, the shroud and the wedding garment are one.
    • The dead are washed, wrapped in seamless shrouds, and buried in graves facing Mecca without coffins or markers.
    • Sometimes the quilts are eventually used as a shroud for burial.
    • The body is washed and wrapped in a shroud, then cloth, and then sometimes a felt rug.
    • The two men run to the tomb, find it empty, with the shroud and head cloth lying there separately, and, astonished, they return to their dwelling.
    • The dead would seem to have gone to their pyres dressed rather than in shrouds.
    • Her burial shroud was tattered and ripped, her feet were stripped to the bone and a disgusting, black tongue wriggled around in her mouth.
    • In the film she is shown wrapped in a burial shroud in her fathers arms - the nurses were sure she was going to die so her grave had already been dug.
    • Nevertheless, the image is believed by many to be a negative image of the crucified Christ and the shroud is believed to be his burial shroud.
    • Flags are bits of coloured cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.
    • Other important historical contexts for lavish works of this kind were the splendid funerary shrouds placed in royal burials.
    • The Ihram, the two unstitched pieces of white cloth that replace dress for men, reminds us of the burial shroud.
    • The Kapsiki people of northern Cameroon, for instance, keep a cattle breed (also known as Kapsiki) specially for the skins, which are made into burial shrouds.
    • The body is ritually bathed and wrapped in a white shroud in preparation for burial.
    • The fact that vanillin can not be detected in the lignin on shroud fibers, Dead Sea scrolls linen, and other very old linens indicates that the shroud is quite old.
    • Flowers are particularly prevalent, perhaps a harking back to an earlier source, the distinctive lambamena burial shroud.
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    obenque masculine
    • The rig is a simple deck-stepped mast-head sloop with single upper shrouds and spreaders, double lower shrouds and split backstay.
    • The slapping of shrouds against a mast where a cutter lay moored in the inner bay.
    • Additionally all the rigging, anchor ropes, cargo nets, fishing nets, flags and shrouds were produced from the canes.
    • The side decks are uncluttered except for the necessary genoa track and the mast shrouds are well inboard for easy passage and improved sheeting angles.
    • The stairways are hung from the tree much like a sailboats shrouds hang from the mast.
    • There is an anchor locker forward and rigging shrouds are well inboard for easy passage fore and aft.
    • Rigging shrouds are set well inboard to allow effective sheeting angles and easy passage on either side.
    • Three upright ring shrouds, housing the air propellers and standing upright at the back of the ship, give the Zubr its distinctive appearance.
    • In the fresh wind the vibration of the shrouds as fifty men ran up the ratlines could be distinctly heard.
    • The task required us to remove the trailing-edge flap shrouds.
    • Reaching the shrouds hanging from Kaliakra's starboard side, he began his ascent.
    • Unknown to her guardian, she spent the whole day climbing up and down the shrouds, gazing off the port bow and hauling with the rest of the crew.
    • No one saw the slightly built seaman come on deck and begin to climb the shrouds of the main mast.
    • The sound of his voice brought numerous sailors from all parts of the ship, including the shrouds and mast.
    • Seamen scrambled around the main deck, some climbing up the shrouds to tie the sails.

transitive verb

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    to be shrouded in sth
    • the town was shrouded in fog/gloom un velo de niebla/de tristeza envolvía la ciudad
    • It is ironic, then, that the origins of this curious term are shrouded in mystery.
    • The stages we set in small pockets of space within the forest, with a back drop of wooded mountains shrouded in low cloud.
    • Clegg, near Wardle, and the surrounding area is shrouded in mystery.
    • The whole mountain is shrouded by clouds and mist, which the wind blows into various strange shapes.
    • It rains for much of the evening and our view of Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain, is shrouded behind dense clouds.
    • They were supposed to be taking notes but Charlotte was sketching some abstract designs in the margin, her short dull hair falling about her eyes, shrouding her from the view of the classroom.
    • Stars began to speckle the light sky, clouds shrouding the mountains in the east.
    • Updated Lower Manhattan is shrouded in soot and covered in ash and debris.
    • His origins are shrouded in mystery, though it seems quite possible that he was the result of a union between a man and a woman.
    • The sun was already high in a cloudless blue sky, a heat haze shrouded the surrounding mountains.
    • Although all too often it is shrouded in clouds, Machu Picchu is perched on a mountain 8,000 ft above sea level.
    • While the execution of the shuffle is straightforward, its origins are shrouded in mystery.
    • I'd noticed earlier that the alley we share had a lot of bricks scattered around, but a curtain shrouds my view of the actual wall.
    • Altair craned his head around in an attempt to steal one last glance, but before he could, he found a veil of fog shrouding his view.
    • Howling wind blew fiercely from all directions as thick clouds covered the sky, shrouding the graveyard in an almost complete darkness.
    • If a view of a vast cloud of mist shrouding everything around you is amazing, then he was right.
    • Zemya trudged unawares closer and closer to the edge of the jagged path, everywhere being shrouded by mountain clouds.
    • The origins of the flat square stone are shrouded in mystery.
    • To our right Ben Nevis guarded the loch, but we never saw the mountain, shrouded in low rain clouds and mist.
    • His face was still shrouded in darkness, covered by the hood of a cloak, but from his back sprung a pair of wings.