RES: Ernesto Cardenal on Cuba (Prisoners, executions)

Renato Pompeu renatopompeu at
Wed Jul 30 16:50:47 MDT 2003

The name "Castro" (Latin Castrum, which gave the word Lancaster) actually is
an old form of "Castillo" and means "Castle". "Castrar", to castrate, which
has "yo castro", I castrate, is an unrelated word.
Renato Pompeu

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De: owner-marxism at
[mailto:owner-marxism at]Em nome de Eli Stephens
Enviada em: quinta-feira, 31 de julho de 2003 05:15
Para: marxism at
Assunto: Re: Ernesto Cardenal on Cuba (Prisoners, executions)

Adam wrote:

>Dude, it's translating "Fidel Castro" as "Fidel I castrate."

Oops! I DID notice that it translated "Cardenal" as "Cardinal" and changed
that, but didn't pick up on Castro (actually I did, but after I posted it).
Well, at least now I know what "Castro" means!

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