As an anonymous user, you can only add new data. If you would like to also modify existing data, please create an account and indicate your languages on your user page.

DefinedMeaning talk:desecrate (1051195)

From OmegaWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Icon tools.png
This article (desecrate (1051195)) needs attention because:
Confusing 2 meanings
It has been added to this category for attention. Thank you for your patience.

To desacrate means "Remove the consecration from a person or an object." or, I would add, a place. But many verbs like French "profaner" and, as far as I guess, English "violate", "profanate", "pollute", Spanish "profanar" means "No to respect the sacred character of an object or a place" which should (in the speaker's view, of course) be respected. Desacration is the official act of the authority in charge of defining the sacred, while profanation is breaking a rule. If I say that someone, or even a State, profanates something, it implies that I deny this person the right to do what he does. I remove the French verb, which I'm sure doesn't conform the definition. 07:22, 23 January 2011 (UTC)