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loch

14:13 Jan 25, 2011
Czech to English translations [PRO]
Science - Archaeology
Czech term or phrase: loch
archaeological context -describing a form of underground cavern
Robert Brukner


Summary of answers provided
5cellar carved in sandstone rock
Sarka Rubkova
4 +1sandstone catacombs
Gerry Vickers
5(prehistoric) repository
Ivan Šimerka
4 -1slammer
Constantinos Faridis (X)
3 -1jezero, záliv, fjord
jankaisler
3 -1pit
jankaisler


Discussion entries: 10





  

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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
cellar carved in sandstone rock


Explanation:
or cellars mined in usually sandstone rock formation

Sarka Rubkova
Czech Republic
Local time: 08:46
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gerry Vickers: http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch
7 mins

disagree  Robert Brukner: It is not always in sandstone and it is not always a cellar.
5 days
  -> You have not read my answer properly.I wrote usually not always
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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
slammer


Explanation:
slammer (a slang term for prison or jail)


Constantinos Faridis (X)
Greece
Local time: 09:46
Native speaker of: Greek

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Gerry Vickers: of course this is what it can mean (as per my discussion entry above), but not in this context ...
5 mins

disagree  Robert Brukner: wrong context
5 days
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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
jezero, záliv, fjord


Explanation:
as for example Loch Lomond

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Note added at 1 hr (2011-01-25 15:50:14 GMT)
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pochopil jsem nesprávně zadaný pár: tak tedy
"pit" - "Původní sklepy tvořily jámy v zemi (ve středověku nesly název „lochy“), dovnitř vedla tzv. šíje, kudy se vstupovalo přímo z ulice nebo ze suterénu domu. Loch byl kvůli narůstajícím potřebám prodlužován, budovaly se i boční slepé uličky, čímž pod domem vznikl malý labyrint chodeb."
http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jihlavské_katakomby

jankaisler
Local time: 08:46
Native speaker of: Czech

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Robert Brukner: Loch is Czech, derived from German "luk" or "loch", meaning a hole and is used in Czech to denote a medieval cellar or interconnected cellar network
3 mins
  -> It is not usual that the asker gives here his evaluation.
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
pit


Explanation:
Původně jsem pochopil nesprávně zadaný pár: tak tedy
"pit" - "Původní sklepy tvořily jámy v zemi (ve středověku nesly název „lochy“), dovnitř vedla tzv. šíje, kudy se vstupovalo přímo z ulice nebo ze suterénu domu. Loch byl kvůli narůstajícím potřebám prodlužován, budovaly se i boční slepé uličky, čímž pod domem vznikl malý labyrint chodeb."
http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jihlavské_katakomby


    Reference: http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jihlavsk%C3%A9_katakomby
jankaisler
Local time: 08:46
Native speaker of: Czech

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Robert Brukner: none of the lochs discussed in the arch literature are pits. they are all horizontal tunnels or cellars or related.
5 days
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
sandstone catacombs


Explanation:
Apparently Odessa is built upon three layers of sandstone catacombs http://www.visitukraine.com.ua/ukraine.php , and there are also references to them here in the UK http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/component/option,com_parksa... or http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm20000...

Gerry Vickers
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:46
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robert Brukner: catacomb is very close
5 days
  -> thanks - the vast majority of these catacombs, cellars, undercrofts, basements - call them what you will - are of sandstone simply because that is the easiest stone to work
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
(prehistoric) repository


Explanation:
In archaeological context - for storing of grain and other agricultural products -
Just a hole or pit in the ground

Ivan Šimerka
Czech Republic
Local time: 08:46
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Maria Chmelarova: loch (hovor.) - jama, diera, pivnica
4 hrs
  -> Ďakujem Mária! To som mal tiež na mysli. Poznám aj hajlochy

disagree  Robert Brukner: Repository is one possible function. But loch is more about form. It is not a hole or a pit.
4 days
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