Translation of effigy in Spanish:

effigy

Pronunciation: /ˈefədʒi; ˈefɪdʒi/

n (plural -gies)

  • (statue) efigie (f); (dummy) muñeco (m), monigote (m)
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    • The exhibition includes more than 300 objects including tapestries. jewellery, stained glass, tomb effigies and sculptures, as well as paintings and illuminated books.
    • The counterpart of the English and Scottish passion for painted portraits was an almost equal obsession with sculpted effigies on tombs.
    • My naive idea of a sculptor is someone who works with clay or other materials, or chisels away at a piece of stone to create figures, busts and statues, likenesses and effigies, that only they, with their huge talent, can create.
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    • The protesters also burned an effigy of the House of Representatives Speaker.
    • The protestors burnt effigies representing the demons of inflation and privatisation.
    • One young graphic designer from Ennis had come to the protest with a life-size effigy of the prime minister.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.