From on high - Tradução em português

Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
Por que palavra ou por quais palavras podemos traduzir a expressão "from on high"?

Contexto:
  • "But he tempered his doom-saying with a spry wit, and he distrusted organized attempts to impose order on the language from on high."
  • "Sister Sarah Speaks From On High"
  • "For Wandering Tourists, Help From On High - New York Times"

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Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
Any takers?
Daniel.S 1 2 7
from on high significa do alto? Não conhecia Márcio...
Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
podedaniel, thank you for hinting at a likely translation.
Flavia.lm 1 10 95
Adjective
from on high (not comparable)

From Heaven, from above.  [quotations ▲]
1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 1, chapter 3 (“Manchester Insurrection”):
For the rest, that the Manchester Insurrection could yet discern no radiance of Heaven on any side of its horizon; but feared that all lights, of the O’Connor or other sorts, hitherto kindled, where but deceptive fish-oil transparencies, or bog will-o’-wisp lights, and no dayspring from on high: for this also we will honour the poor Manchester Insurrection, and augur well of it.
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Adverb
from on high (not comparable)

From Heaven, from above.  [quotations ▲]
1984, New International Version (Bible translation), Psalms 18:16:
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/from_on_high


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from on highfrom someone in a position of authority - used humorously:
An order came from on high.

http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/high_3

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humorous, used for talking about people with power or authority
*Synonyms or related words for this sense of high*
Powerful: powerful, influential, formidable, commanding, autocratic, high-powered, dominant, omnipotent, supreme...

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/thes ... #on-high_3

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If you say that something came from on high, you mean that it came from a person or place of great authority.
♦ on high phrase usu from PHR
Orders had come from on high that extra care was to be taken during this week.

http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/on%20high
Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
Flavia, thank you very much for providing so much relevant information. But as for the translation we might have "do alto" as a likely candidate.
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timphillips 10
My suggestion (chute)
"dos poderes de cima"
Tim
Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
Valeu, Tim!
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