Translation for 'scapegoat' from English to Bulgarian
NOUN   a scapegoat | scapegoats
SYNO scapegoat | whipping boy
scapegoat {noun}изкупителна жертва {ж}
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Translation for 'scapegoat' from English to Bulgarian

scapegoat {noun}
изкупителна жертва {ж}
Usage Examples English
  • Although the notion of a scapegoat has been present within Judeo-Christian teachings for long, the Catholic concept of a victim soul is distinct and different from it, in that in this case the victim soul willingly offers the suffering to God, unlike the unwitting scapegoat scenario.
  • Deadlocked elections can be resolved by lot or by killing the player with the scapegoat special role.
  • As an ancient social process to rid a community of its past evil deeds and reconnect it to the sacred realm, the scapegoat appeared in a biblical rite, which involved two goats and the pre-Judaic, chthonic god Azazel.
  • Adventists teach that the scapegoat, or "Azazel", is a symbol for Satan.
  • Conspiracy theorists questioned his guilt, suggesting that he was a scapegoat for a Protestant plot.

  • The martyrdoms at Ammonihah may parody the instructions for sacrifices given in Leviticus 16 (part of the Acharei Mot), in which God instructs Aaron and Moses to release one goat as "a scapegoat into the wilderness" and to take another as a "sin offering" to "burn in the fire".
  • Eventually the scapegoat mechanism would be exposed within the Biblical texts who categorically reorient the position of the Divinity to be on the side of the victim as opposed to that of the persecuting community.
  • The biblical regulations of Yom Kippur require the officiating Jewish High Priest to bathe himself in water after sending off the scapegoat to Azazel, and a similar requirement was imposed on the person who led the scapegoat away, and the person who burned the sacrifices during the rituals of the day.
  • The Inter Press Service reported that the Christians are being used as a political scapegoat for India's national elections.
  • Mimetic theory posits that mimetic desire leads to natural rivalry and eventually to scapegoating - Girard called this the scapegoat mechanism.

  • Winifrede, a gullible and manipulable member of Alexandra's inner circle, treated alternately as dogsbody and scapegoat.
  • "Job Security Provisions: Everybody’s favorite scapegoat" "World Economic Affairs", Spring 1997.
  • James was forced to publicly deny the charge of insincerity towards Holland, and hastened to find a scapegoat – Skelton became that man.
  • Bret enlists Jemaine and Dave to help him try to land a girlfriend. Murray regrets making Greg his scapegoat.
  • appears in association with the scapegoat rite; the name represents a desolate place where a scapegoat bearing the sins of the Jews during Yom Kippur was sent.

  • The name Scapegoat tree "[...] is based on the common wisdom that, when something goes wrong, the first thing people tend to do is find someone to blame (the scapegoat)."
  • Apparently, this court played an active role in the Yom Kippur temple service; which included the appointing of a priest to escort the scapegoat sacrifice to the desert.
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Contains translations by TU Chemnitz and Mr Honey's Business Dictionary (German-English only).
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