In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(adorn, garland)adornarthe emperor's brow was wreathed with laurels — el emperador llevaba una corona de laurel(es)
- the mountains were wreathed in mist — las montañas estaban envueltas en bruma
- In the boughs of the trees more cupids are wreathing flowers and fruit.
- Dried flowers wreathed around a small silver-hilted dagger carved into the shape of a dragon, and several tarot cards showed their faces next to it.
- In a bower in the Duke of Normandys garden at Bayeux Princess Adela and her maidens are singing and wreathing flowers.
- She climbed upon its back, wreathing flowers around its horns.
- One plant had wreathed itself round a statue of Vertumnus, which was thus quite veiled and shrouded in a drapery of hanging foliage, so happily arranged that it might have served a sculptor for a study.
2(intertwine)(ribbons/flowers) entretejerroses wreathed into a garland — una guirnalda de rosas (entretejidas)
1mist wreathed among the ruins — las ruinas estaban envueltas en bruma
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