Sep 9, 2010, 11:53 AM
Post #6 of 6
Hola a todos:
calcinado--What are the English words? Incinerated? Cremated? Turned to ashes as I want to be cremated rather than buried.
So to me it has the meaning cremated but not in a recognized crematorium. As burned to ashes in a car crash. As burned to ashes by a narco. As burned to ashes by an explosion.
Somebody has suggested charred. To me charred is too mild a term. Somebody else has suggested burned to a crisp. That to me is also too mild a term.
I just consulted the Royal Academia Espanola dictionary which defines calcinar (the verb from which calcinado is derived) as follows:
1. Reducir a cal viva los minerales calcáreos, privándolos del ácido carbónico por el fuego.
]2. Abrasar por completo, especialmente por el fuego. U. t. c. prnl.
3.] Quím. Someter al calor cuerpos de cualquier clase para eliminar las sustancias volátiles.
All three definitions more or less confirm what I have just said. Burned to ashes.
Hasta luego, jerezano.