Fwd: Help for a meaning

Joan Houston Hall jdhall at WISCMAIL.WISC.EDU
Mon Feb 6 17:30:40 UTC 2006

Can anyone help her?

>Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 11:43:46 +0000
>From: Maria da Fé Peres <mariafperes at sapo.pt>
>Subject: Help for a meaning

>I am a portuguese translator (english to portuguese) and am now puzzled 
>before the correct meaning of stillwoman. I found it in a book by Alma 
>Alexander, I am translating.
>The sentence is:
>Yuet had a very clear sense of her future, and knew that she would 
>probably have graduated (
) to becoming the healer and stillwoman of her 
>village’s wound and sicknesses, both animal and human.
>Within the context, stillwoman seems some kind of activity regarding the 
>healing or taking care of health/diseases, and I was almost tempted in 
>translating for midwife.
>Though I would not want to be disloyal to the original meaning.
>Can you help me?
>Thanks in advance
>Maria Peres
>Maria da Fé Peres
>mailto: <mailto:mariafperes at sapo.pt>mariafperes at sapo.pt
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