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Amor vincit omnia...

Postby Amaranta » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:33 pm

I'm currently reading the Canterbury Tales, and in the prologue this Latin phrase is mentioned, "Amor vincit omnia". With my rudimentary Latin skills I translated this "Love ___ all," and inferred "Love conquers all." I'm just wondering if I am right. :)
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Postby phil » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:05 pm

That is correct - vincit means 'it (in this case love) conquers'
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Postby whiteoctave » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:23 pm

jah, it's presumably a reworking of Virgil's tenth eclogue: Omnia uincit Amor: et nos cedamus Amori (l.69).

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Postby Amaranta » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:09 pm

Great, thanks very much! :D
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