RIP. Here lies the court jester, Yorick.

Danish translation: Hvil i fred. Her ligger hofnaren Yorick.

05:19 Mar 14, 2009
English to Danish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: RIP. Here lies the court jester, Yorick.
To be used as an inscription of a grave on stage - refers to Yorick from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Thanks!
Jako Olivier
Danish translation:Hvil i fred. Her ligger hofnaren Yorick.
Explanation:
On Danish gravestones you normally see the wording "Hvil i fred" which is equivalent to Rest In Peace. Court jester = hofnar.

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Note added at 5 hrs (2009-03-14 11:12:28 GMT)
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As Netlynx pointed out in his comment, there was a typo in the provided translation. It should be "hofnarren" instead of "hofnaren" - so your sentence should be: "Hvil i fred. Her ligger hofnarren Yorick."
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Mette Melchior
Sweden
Local time: 12:17
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Tak skal du have!
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4 +4Hvil i fred. Her ligger hofnaren Yorick.
Mette Melchior


  

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rip. here lies the court jester, yorick.
Hvil i fred. Her ligger hofnaren Yorick.


Explanation:
On Danish gravestones you normally see the wording "Hvil i fred" which is equivalent to Rest In Peace. Court jester = hofnar.

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Note added at 5 hrs (2009-03-14 11:12:28 GMT)
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As Netlynx pointed out in his comment, there was a typo in the provided translation. It should be "hofnarren" instead of "hofnaren" - so your sentence should be: "Hvil i fred. Her ligger hofnarren Yorick."

Mette Melchior
Sweden
Local time: 12:17
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Tak skal du have!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  NetLynx: Hej, Mette! Enig - pånær 'hofnarren' :-)
2 hrs
  -> Selvfølgelig! Godt fanget :-)

agree  Carmela Prestia
3 hrs

agree  Jeanette Brammer
3 hrs

agree  Suzanne Blangsted (X): RIP means "rest in peace".
5 hrs
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