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threshold

(Commencement), noun beginning, inception, onset, outbreak, overture, preamble, prologue, start

threshold

(Entrance), noun door, entrance way, entry, gateway, sill

threshold

(Verge), noun brink, edge
Associated concepts: monetary threshold
See also: boundary, cornerstone, entrance, margin, onset, outline, outset, start
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During the trial, Limen denied rape, telling the court he made them "a cocktail with grenadine and vodka".
W Hubner ajoute quen latin, limen designe le seuil de la porte plutot que le linteau et suppose que les demons ailes se trouvent au niveau du linteau, ce qui l'amene a conclure que le limen ne figure pas un espace tabou.
Although other objects in the landscape can be used symbolically to signify the transition to the Otherworld as well, such as a bridge, pond, river, or well, the forest is a limen "of particular importance" (Messerli 274).
Osmanli son doneminin bircok devletler hukuku kitabinda, Arapca el hukmu limen galebe [hukum, galip gelenindir] prensibi tartisilmakta bunun hala asilamadigindan soz edilmektedir.
En el limen, en este caso en los umbrales de la vida social, hay multiples espacios y relaciones que buscan ser demarcaciones diferenciadoras, pero que, por ubicarse precisamente en las margenes, terminan siendo zonas de encuentro entre lo uno (adentro) y lo otro (afuera).
It is no less instructive to consider an entry in Kidd's Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary (Kidd, 1960:192) where the noun limen is defined as "threshold, lintel; doorway, entrance; house, home; (fig.
Limen (2009) is slower, and there's some actual unison.
The contract has been awarded to Cintec's Canadian division - under the direction of Robert Lloyd-Rees, chief operating officer, by Tornonto-based the Limen Group based in Toronto.
With this challenge in mind, millennial literary scholarship might offer new theoretical approaches to place that foreground "spatial reapportionment" by shedding conceptions of provincial boundary and by approaching place, particularly abject or forgotten space, as limen.
In short, the Catauro occupies the limen between the open and closed dialectic approaches to archetypal Cuban identity or cubania.
In between these two phases there is a stage of what Turner calls margin or limen, a phase which usually comprises, as he further explains "a sacred condition protected against secularity by taboos and in turn prevented by them from disrupting secular order, since liminality is a movement between fixed points and is essentially ambiguous, unsettled, and unsettling" (Turner 273-74).