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Looking for Translations of "Infinity"

Date Submitted: 12-Dec-2011
From: Maya Zara
Subject: Looking for Translations of "Infinity"
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Notice: Please can speakers of languages other than English inform me of the word and meaning of infinity in their respective languages.

In addition, glossed examples of literal and metaphorical uses would be much appreciated.

Thank you very much!