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18:40 Nov 11, 2008
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English term or phrase: Love Above All
I'm looking for a latin translation for the phrase "love above all" as in I believe in love above all else.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

Summary of answers provided
5O amor acima de tudo
3 +1amor ante omnia



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love above all
O amor acima de tudo

In Spanish: El amor encima de todo.
In Portuguese: O amor acima de todo.

Note added at 1 hr (2008-11-11 20:00:07 GMT)

In Portuguese: O AMOR ACIMA DE TUDO.


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neutral  Joseph Brazauskas: Es buena traducción, pero el preguntante quiere una latina traducción.
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love above all
amor ante omnia

It's been a while since I took Latin classes, so I can't be so sure, especially about the word order (amor ante omnia vs. ante omnia amor). I hope you mean Latin language, the classical, ancient one, not Romance languages in general.


Note added at 8 hrs (2008-11-12 03:06:35 GMT)

Good question.
Super or supra mean above (over, on top of) but I don't know which one is better to use. Besides, "above all" is an idiom, I think, at least I've found it translated as "ante omnia" in many contexts (God, family, honour, even Muses). So it's not a word-by-word translation, also omnia is plural for all (all things).

"Dulce ante omnia musae" (The Muses, above all things, delightful).

Deus meus, credo in te, spero in te, amo te *super omnia* ex tota anima mea, ex toto corde meo, ex totis viribus meis
My God, I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee *above all* things with all my soul, with all my heart and with all my stregth

ante omnia saecula
before all ages

Quicumque vult salvus esse, *ante omnia* opus est, ut teneat Catholicam fidem
Whoever wishes to be saved must, *above all*, keep the Catholic faith

All on the same page: http://www.thesacredheart.com/latpray.htm

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Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for the info. Another question, does "ante" mean both 'before' and 'above?'

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agree  Joseph Brazauskas: You are absolutely correct.
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