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fortis est ut mors dilectio

English translation: love is as strong as death

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Latin term or phrase:fortis est ut mors dilectio
English translation:love is as strong as death
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18:05 May 18, 2002
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Latin term or phrase: fortis est ut mors dilectio
message
love is as strong as death
Explanation:
fortis = strong
est = is
ut mors = as death
dilectio = love

advantage. In this context, it is said in the Song of Solomon: 'Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love' (8:6-7). It cannot, therefore, be carved, because it is not shattered by adversity or even softened by fulsome praise. In this context, the psalms: 'My head shall not be annointed with the oil of wicked men' (NEB, Psalms 141: 5); 1 Corinthians, 13: 'Charity is patient; it is kind; charity it suffers everything; it endures everything; it is not puffed up; it is not ambitious etc.' (see 13:4-5).

Verse

Chalcedony is a stone which shines with a faint paleness. It comes between the hyacinth and the beryl. Anyone who carries it will, it is said, be successful in lawsuits.

The fourth, smaragdus

The fourth foundation, smaragdus, outdoes in its greenness every kind of grass and the boughs of trees; it makes those who wear it appear attractive; it makes the air around grow green; it yields an image just as a mirror does; it signifies virginity, which wholly preserves the freshness of the flesh; and it surpasses all other virtues in a way. Because it preserves virginity


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love is as strong as death


Explanation:
fortis = strong
est = is
ut mors = as death
dilectio = love

advantage. In this context, it is said in the Song of Solomon: 'Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love' (8:6-7). It cannot, therefore, be carved, because it is not shattered by adversity or even softened by fulsome praise. In this context, the psalms: 'My head shall not be annointed with the oil of wicked men' (NEB, Psalms 141: 5); 1 Corinthians, 13: 'Charity is patient; it is kind; charity it suffers everything; it endures everything; it is not puffed up; it is not ambitious etc.' (see 13:4-5).

Verse

Chalcedony is a stone which shines with a faint paleness. It comes between the hyacinth and the beryl. Anyone who carries it will, it is said, be successful in lawsuits.

The fourth, smaragdus

The fourth foundation, smaragdus, outdoes in its greenness every kind of grass and the boughs of trees; it makes those who wear it appear attractive; it makes the air around grow green; it yields an image just as a mirror does; it signifies virginity, which wholly preserves the freshness of the flesh; and it surpasses all other virtues in a way. Because it preserves virginity


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agree  irat56: I "love"that! Thank you,Paola, and have a nice week-end!
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agree  Andrea Kopf
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agree  flaviofbg
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