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catafalque

Postby BarbaraK » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:53 pm

We were driving in Schenectady when the GPS announced to turn on "Catafalque Street"...surprised to see it as a street name , as I was to see it in a book written in English..another word I knew first from Spanish:"catafalque" is a platform for a coffin..part of the Dia de muertos/Day of the dead vocabulary
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Postby Slava » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:27 pm

Interestingly related to scaffold, one used to transport and display the dead, one to create them.

A great word for October, the month of Halloween.
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Postby BarbaraK » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:22 am

Slava wrote:Interestingly related to scaffold, one used to transport and display the dead, one to create them.

A great word for October, the month of Halloween.


thanks..I thought so...
it is interesting that it is related to scaffold
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:48 am

I grew up in one of the hierarchic churches. And on
November 2 it celebrated the feast of All Souls, which is
very common in Latin (Dios di Muertos?) peoples.
We had a catafalque, displayed in the center aisle with
six candles flanking it, and they were not white but deep
brown in color. It was a framework, which when opened
looked like a casket on a gurney-type stand. It was
then covered with a black pall with white cross stitched
from end to end. The Eucharist was celebrated with
this as a reminder death comes to all.
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