question

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ramzey, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. ramzey

    ramzey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Messages:
    915
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Russian word for "Kettle"
    - a metallic vessel usually used for boiling liquids

    Here's the context:

    During Oct '44 - May '45 the German defenders in Courland (Kurland) referred to the the area as the Courland Kettle (Kurland-Kessel). I assume this means like a "pressure cooker" or at the boiling point (ready to boil over).

    Is there a similiar Russian word for this context?

    by polish it will be "kociol"
    its not chainik
    not skovarka i think
     
  2. Count

    Count Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2002
    Messages:
    1,873
    Location:
    xUSSR, Cheboksary
    Котел что-ли? :)
     
  3. --maty

    --maty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2002
    Messages:
    5,707
    Location:
    Marseille, FRANCE
    kettle это чайник
    а котел будет - copper или boiler. Дословно.
    Но в данном контексте несомненно kettle надо переводить как котел :)
     
  4. ramzey

    ramzey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Messages:
    915
    Location:
    San Jose, CA