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The first step that we are going to take before entering the meaning of the term lantern is to know its etymological origin. In this case we can underline that it is a word that derives from Latin, from “pharus”, and that this, in turn, comes from Greek, specifically “pharos”.

A lantern It is a box made with glass or other transparent material that is used for the placement of a light inside. In this way, the luminosity leaves the container and illuminates the exterior.

Lanterns are objects made of translucent matter. From the twentieth century usually have a little lamp (light bulb ) used to illuminate outdoor spaces. There may be lanterns in the streets, in parks, etc.

He Street lighting began to develop little by little in the middle of century XVI . Since then, different types of lanterns were used that light up at night to improve security and facilitate travel. Currently, lanterns are often used with compact fluorescent lamps (also known as energy saving lamps).

Many are the types of lanterns that exist, in addition to those already mentioned. Thus, for example, within the marine environment there are several such as the hand lamp, the situation lamp, the stern lamp or the running lamp.

In the same way, we cannot forget the existence of the so-called Chinese lanterns that have their origin in China and that are identified as being paper and include inside a light bulb or a candle. So relevant are they in that country that there is even the Lantern Festival.

We cannot ignore that in Córdoba (Spain) one of its tourist attractions is the so-called Christ of the Lanterns. It is a sculpture of a Christ nestled in the Plaza de Capuchinos, next to the Cuesta del Bailío, which receives that name because it is surrounded by a total of eight lanterns.

It is a sculpture that was made in the eighteenth century, specifically in the year 1794, by the artist Juan Navarro León and at present there is no tourist who visits the city that does not go to see this work in situ. Specifically, it is best to see it at night because of the magic that the place gives off.

Within the framework of board games (including card games), the lantern is a fake play that develops with the objective of frightening or disconcerting the rival. The act of bluffing, in this sense, consists of lying to try to influence the conduct of the opponent

Similarly, in some regions a saying or a bluff is known as a bluff action that have no foundation, or an individual who usually lies and show off or brag about something he doesn't have.

"Lantern" Finally, it is the title of a tango with music from Virgil Expósito and letter of Homero Expósito . The orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese , with Roberto Chanel in voice, it was the first group to record this tango, a record that dates from July 1943 .

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