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6 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

réunis tout au cours de sa vie par feu

Context:

L’importance de ces 300 tableaux de maîtres hollandais et flamands du XVIIe siècle, réunis tout au cours de sa vie par feu Adolphe Schloss, donne à cette affaire un relief exceptionnela.

 

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6 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

Collected by the late A.S. throughout his life

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6 months ago

Ffion Marianne Moyle  See profile wrote:

Thank you for this correction Martyn

6 months ago

Ffion Marianne Moyle  See profile wrote:

greatly influenced during the course of its life by the highly influential Adolphe Schloss

My comment:

or 'by the fire of Adolphe Schloss' or by Adolphe Schloss' fiery reputation or greatly influenced during the course of its life by Adolphe Schloss' fiery reputation

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6 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

“Feu” means “late” here - as in “dead”

6 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

collected throughout his life by the deceased Adolphe Schloss

My comment:

OR ...collected by the late Adolphe Schloss during his lifetime

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6 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

here: as adjective from Latin (fatutus = accompli son destin/fulfilled his destiny) = qui est mort ; synonym of "défunt, décédé, mort" : = who died, syn. defunct, deceased, dead etc [ jur., adm., lit. usage]

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