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Spanish Word of the Day: Dosel

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Dosel

La Semana Santa I

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 3/25/2015
Word: Dosel
(do-SEL), sustantivo, masculino, singular
English: Canopy
Etymology: Del francés dossier o del catalán dosser
Meaning: Mueble que a cierta altura cubre o resguarda un altar, sitial, lecho, etc., adelantándose en pabellón horizontal y cayendo por detrás a modo de colgadura.
Topic:La Semana Santa I
Example:

La ornamentación del dosel es otro de los elementos que definen el altar móvil de María.
Manuel José Gómez Lara y Jorge Jiménez Barrientos, Semana Santa: Fiesta mayor en Sevilla, p. 55

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