Hay 2 definiciones de limbo en inglés:

limbo1

Saltos de línea: limbo
Pronunciación: /ˈlɪmbəʊ
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun]
  • 1(In some Christian beliefs) the supposed abode of the souls of unbaptized infants, and of the just who died before Christ’s coming.
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    • She wore a black bonnet to match her dress and gloves; to Jeremiah she looked like an engraving he'd once seen of a restless soul in limbo.
    • Some theologians have taught the existence of a place or state called Limbo which is intermediate between Heaven and Hell.
    • At school, like my peers, I was indoctrinated in the mysteries of original and venal sin, virgin birth, the respective criteria for entry to limbo, purgatory, and heaven.
    Sinónimos
    oblivion, void, non-existence, neither heaven nor hell
  • 2An uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition: the legal battle could leave the club in limbo until next year
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    • So there they stayed, in limbo, until after resolution 1441 when last November they were allowed to return.
    • But the decision still left them in limbo until a final decision could be made on the park's future.
    • The players and the many supporters who turn out each week to get behind their club, deserve much better than being left in limbo for an indefinite period.
  • 2.1A state of neglect or oblivion: these prisoners are in limbo: no one is responsible for their welfare
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    • In time, argues Winnicott, the transitional object is relegated to limbo, neither mourned nor forgotten, just losing its meaning.

Origen

late Middle English: from the medieval Latin phrase in limbo, from limbus 'hem, border, limbo'.

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Pronunciación: ˈmeɪlstrəm
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Hay 2 definiciones de limbo en inglés:

limbo2

Saltos de línea: limbo
Pronunciación: /ˈlɪmbəʊ
 
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sustantivo (plural limbos)

  • A West Indian dance in which the dancer bends backwards to pass under a horizontal bar which is progressively lowered to a position just above the ground.
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    • Play limbo, dance barefoot and swim like a tropical fish.
    • The Trinidadians must take credit/responsibility for the limbo, that impressive athletic feat which is now the scourge of every tropical party.

verbo

[no object] Volver al principio  
  • Perform the limbo: the children limboed under the bar
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    • While listening to calypso music, many of those being entertained like to dance the limbo, a dance very popular among Grenadian Americans.
    • Conway Twitty was playing on my dad's phonograph, and she was dancing the limbo.
    • Children from the day nursery made their own party food and danced and performed the limbo.

Origen

1950s: from limber1.

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