/ What does "Bicoins" mean in Catalan?

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silhouette - on 22 May 2012
I see the phrase "Bicoins y friends" in the Vilanova de Meia guide book but I can't find a translation. Anyone know?
Monk - on 22 May 2012
In reply to silhouette:

I think it's a nut. It is in french.
silhouette - on 22 May 2012
In reply to Monk: Thanks.
poeticshambles - on 22 May 2012
In reply to silhouette: I've never heard that word before. I'll ask my bird, she's Spanish so may know.
Andy Manthorpe on 22 May 2012
In reply to silhouette: It means nuts in French.

There is a Spanish climbing vocabulary in my photo gallery, which may help with other terms.

Andy
poeticshambles - on 22 May 2012
In reply to Andy Manthorpe: That's good, very useful. Only thing I can see that's missed that they use is cadenas, which means chains. Clavo actually means nail, but piton in climbing.
Robert Durran - on 22 May 2012
In reply to Andy Manthorpe:
> (In reply to silhouette) It means nuts in French.
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> There is a Spanish climbing vocabulary in my photo gallery, which may help with other terms.

Given that Catalan is neasrer to French than Spanish, this may not be of much use!
Andy Manthorpe on 22 May 2012
In reply to Robert Durran:
> (In reply to Andy Manthorpe)
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> Given that Catalan is neasrer to French than Spanish, this may not be of much use!

The Vilanova De Meia guide is written in Spanish though. I have a copy here.

Andy
Mark Bull - on 22 May 2012
silhouette - on 22 May 2012
In reply to all

thanks for your help.

In reply to Andy Manthorpe:
> The Vilanova De Meia guide is written in Spanish though. I have a copy here.

You are right! I didn't look very closely.
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nutstory - on 24 May 2012
In reply to silhouette: The Bicoins are French nuts, made by Simond (Chamonix) in 1976 (in red). The French word for nut is coinceur, but French climbers often used the word Bicoin as a generic name, as British used Clog for nut.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=198416

Best wishes from the Nuts Museum!

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