Need help with translating an "old" word

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Need help with translating an "old" word

Postby sunflower » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:19 am

Hello,

a German friend of mine (normally his Spanish is much better than mine) read in one of Ricarda Palma´s Tradiciones (La altivez de una limeña) a word which he and I and no dictionaries and not Google know. Probably one of you can help with translating it. The word is "ENGUINFINGALTAS".

Anyone has an idea what it means or knows a good dictionary where I probably find it?

Thanks
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Re: Need help with translating an "old" word

Postby mtwilson » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:31 am

A Peruvian academic friend of mine says the word appears to be made up. It does not follow any grammatical structure he is familiar with.
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Re: Need help with translating an "old" word

Postby mammalu » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:48 pm

'Tradiciones Peruanas", what a wonderful reading. Very challenging castillian spanish, I am impressed.
This was one of my favorites when growing up in Peru. My father used to quote Ricardo Palma a lot. :)

.... y demás enguinfingalfas que trae consigo un litigio, Yes, this must be one word created by Don Ricardo. In this context, it would mean: all the nonsense (or mess) brought up by a lawsuit.

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Re: Need help with translating an "old" word

Postby sunflower » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:11 pm

Thanks a lot for your help!!!!

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