There are 2 main translations of elder in Spanish

: elder1elder2

elder1

mayor, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈɛldər/ /ˈɛldə/

See Spanish definition of mayor

adjective

  • 1

    (brother/sister) mayor
    the elder Miss Smith la mayor de las señoritas Smith
    • which of them is the elder? ¿cuál es el/la mayor?
    • He was the one who wanted to sleep with his elder brother's wife.
    • His elder brother Ian joined the army and became a lieutenant-colonel in the SAS.
    • She is to be looked after as a mother and respected as an elder sister.
    • My elder sister has another story which she told me when I was a child.
    • So my elder sister and I suffered caning for the smallest of mistakes when we were young.
    • The elder son of King John, Henry was nine when his father died.
    • My father was not attached to them, but my elder brother was.
    • The two elder sons of the Guru courted martyrdom fighting in action for us.
    • My elder son was running in the London mini-marathon, which precedes the real thing.
    • He was one of the first icons my parents and elder siblings gifted me.
    • You can tackle your parents, elder siblings or friends for possible placements.
    • Younger sister Meimei handles the coffee, while all dishes are prepared in advance by elder sister Wenwen, a born chef, to provide diners with quick and sumptuous meals.
    • Yellow represents the young child, red the youth, blue the adult and white the elder.
    • Hayden portrays the power of racial hatred in an elder white man's interior.
    • I'm sure others will come up with more, the heavens, just as they had done for each and every one of my elder brothers every time one of them got knocked down.
    • She agrees to apologize, and the elder Morgans promise to assist with Arnette's upcoming college expenses.
    • Children and teenagers usually receive angpao, a red envelope that contains money, from elder family members.
    • That rule certainly applies when one's elder sibling is heir to the longest family dynasty in the world.
    • He was an only child, and he felt Henriette very lucky in her elder siblings.
    • George, the elder son, was a religious and civic force in Newark.
  • 2

    (parent, ancestor)
    Brueghel/Pliny the Elder Brueghel/Plinio el Viejo

noun

  • 1

    (older person)
    she's my elder by two years me lleva dos años
    • your elders and betters tus mayores
    • He married at age 25 a woman 15 years his elder, and stayed with her for 29 years until she died.
    • He had a brother who was a Canon of Southwark Cathedral, and leaves a sister, a few years his elder, who still lives in the family house in Surrey.
  • 2

    (senior person)
    the village/tribal elders los ancianos del pueblo/de la tribu
    • an elder of the literary world un patriarca del mundo literario
    • One of the tribe's elders remembered the Yawalapiti village used to be in a forest clearing near the Tuatuari River.
    • Closest to the fire sat the village elders and leaders, then sat the able-bodied men, and the outside of the huddle consisted of the women and children.
    • In Kabul, they were handed over to village chiefs and tribal elders who pledged to support the new administration.
    • In the villages it is not Taliban officials who decide local issues but jirgas, small councils of village elders whose rulings are highly respected.
    • The committee is designed to complement existing village authorities such as elders and local councils known as shuras.
    • In contrast to political leaders and elders, community intellectuals retain the better qualities of both.
    • The village sarpanch and elders threatened to make Tarabai's life difficult if she returned to the village.
    • Towards the end of the play, through a series of monologues, the council leaders, community elders and police hint at their desire to carry on as if everything is fine.
    • Councils of chiefs and elders from a number of bands met to discuss major decisions that would affect more than one band.
    • So too is the development of promising young researchers as they move between institutions, problems and mentors, finally themselves becoming elders of the tribe.
    • ‘The elders of the Hopi Tribe prophesised the coming of the rainbow people who would help heal the world,’ explained Dean.
    • Over the next 10 years they are going to be out there looking for the jobs, so it's up to our leaders, elders, teachers and role models to ensure they are prepared.
    • These people were not chosen as community leaders and the elders did not teach the community to follow these two-spirited people.
    • How does my generation comprehend the fact that while the nations burns and our leaders fiddle - our elders sit, pontificate and posture?
    • The doctor locked the residence and started to phone his relatives and tribe elders while the rest of the doctors tried to reassure as that this was nothing to worry about.
    • In addition to protecting our elders, tribes are engaged in protecting and preserving the environment.
    • It is time the elders and religious leaders within areas of this city got a hold of the unruly and offensive elements among their community's young people.
    • He says he has struck deals with 250 tribes whose elders have pledged to protect lines and installations in their areas.
    • These are being run by local Muslim leaders and community elders.
  • 3

    Religion
    miembro del consejo masculine
    • The church made its first momentous step toward diversity when the elders of the church in Jerusalem opened the Christian movement to gentiles.
    • The elders of Walton Evangelical Church led the induction service.
    • For example, Paul reminded the elders of the church of Ephesus of one saying of Jesus.
    • And I will do my best to lead the elders of our church from accepting any money offered to this church from the proceeds of gambling.
    • It provides useful instruction for pastors, and describes the role and responsibilities of elders within the church.
    • Our aim is to establish churches with functioning elders and church constitutions, and a love for the Bible and one another.
    • Sometimes it helps to have another person pray with us or to have the elders of the church pray for us during the assembly of the saints.
    • It has also made it very difficult for pastors and elders to visit church families.
    • Suppose the elders of our church had tried in advance to try to cover every situation.
    • He was a known quantity to the Episcopal Church elders.
    • In particular it emphasises the importance of training local men as church leaders, to become pastors and elders in their own churches, as soon as possible.
    • This is a succinct but thoughtful introduction to the subject of counselling and will be particularly useful to pastors, elders and other Christians involved in pastoral care.
    • A certain church elder's distant nephew never exhibited any interest in religion, organized or otherwise.
    • When he arrived at Kabwata, he found a team of deacons and one elder heading the church.
    • In many of the churches we visit, I find Masons involved as deacons, elders, board members and even pastors.
    • The church law which dictates that members must turn to elders rather than the police also demands that there must be two witnesses to a crime before taking any action.
    • George found time to be a church elder, having been ordained in 1974.
    • I asked the elders of our church to pray for my healing.

There are 2 main translations of elder in Spanish

: elder1elder2

elder2

saúco, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɛldər/ /ˈɛldə/

noun

Botany
  • 1

    saúco masculine
    • A factory farm stood silent and abandoned, hedges of elders dripped berries and were decorated with white trumpets of bindweed.
    • In Prussia the coal of the alder, lime tree, poplar, elder, willow, hemp, and hazel is used for powder.
    • It connected us with a fruity hedge with brambles, rosehips, sloes, and a hundred yards of elders weighed down with berries.
    • The most familiar use of the elder tree is probably that of the berries being cooked to make elderberry wine and various jams and jellies.
    • We have tried growing variegated elder under ancient yew trees without success.
    • The marsh gave way gradually to dry land, and the reeds and willows to hazels and elders.
    • Places vulnerable to casual damage or vandalism will need plants which, if broken, will grow again, such as willow, alder, shrub roses and elder.
    • Places vulnerable to casual damage or vandalism will need plants which, if broken, will grow again, such as willow, alder, shrub roses and elder.
    • By the time we're eating platefuls of asparagus, the second sign of full-on spring has arrived - elderflower blossoms bursting out all over the elder tree.
    • The trees include willow, cherry, poplar, acers, larch, ash, birch, sycamore, elder and sitka spruce.
    • At points the towpath is bordered with mature trees and thickets of elder and hawthorn, home to many different species of birds.
    • Noises tell of a nearby motorway but brambles, elders and hawthorns on each side hide all but the straight empty path ahead, until he sees a small clearing among bushes on his right.
    • Willows, elders and alders can be planted around the edges to soften the effect of the regimented poplars.
    • Normally elder would come into leaf in late February or March, and into blossom in late April or May.
    • The leaves have some resemblance to those of elder; hence the name.
    • An analogy would be that, in English folklore, the elder plant has been used in countless different ways medicinally and for food.
    • Here, a narrow path snakes to Mayfield Pond through thick borders of meadow grass and woodland, elder, birch and hawthorn.