15:39 Nov 28, 2008
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: syning
Context: emergency services provided by the Norwegian Church Abroad (Sjømannsmisjonen). I suspect a typo here, but would appreciate a second opinion:
"På ulike måter delta i normaliseringsarbeidet,- samtalegjennomgang, syning, besøk på ulykkestedet, oppfølging og omsorg overfor enkeltmennesker, pårørende, kolleger."
Local time: 12:07

Summary of answers provided
4necropsy, or coroner's inquest
jeffrey engberg
Summary of reference entries provided
No typo
Egil Presttun



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necropsy, or coroner's inquest

The word is not misspelled.
Syning means visitation of a deceased persono. It can be done in a bed, at an accident site or in a coffin, at a time between death and funeral/burial.
try likskue for a better word for this...

Note added at 2 days22 mins (2008-11-30 16:02:17 GMT)

The sentence implies a more psychological rather than legal action, I think. So I don't think I would use coroner inquest...

jeffrey engberg
Local time: 12:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: But this definition could mean anything between a viewing (or wake) ritual to an autopsy/post morten examination... From the way I have seen it used in Norwegian, I think it's for the former, which also ties in better with my context. Agree

Asker: Agree. Thanks, Jeffrey.

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13 mins
Reference: No typo

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Egil Presttun
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Native speaker of: Norwegian
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Asker: Takk Egil. Jeg hadde sett den, men leste tydeligvis litt for kjapt. Jeg oppfattet det å har med å se spøkelser eller noe i den dur...;-(. Jeg tror det er tid å ta helgen.... Takk og god helg. Skal lukke spørsmålet.

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