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Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
Lord Byron

Meaning of "tree of life" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TREE OF LIFE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TREE OF LIFE

noun
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adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tree of life is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TREE OF LIFE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tree of life

Tree of life

The concept of a tree of life has been used in science, religion, philosophy, and mythology. A tree of life is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense. The term tree of life may also be used as a synonym for sacred tree. The tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, and are portrayed in various religions and philosophies as the same tree.

Definition of tree of life in the English dictionary

The definition of tree of life in the dictionary is a tree in the Garden of Eden, the fruit of which had the power of conferring eternal life. Other definition of tree of life is a tree in the heavenly Jerusalem, for the healing of the nations.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TREE OF LIFE

tree heath
tree house
tree hugger
tree kangaroo
tree lawn
tree layer
tree line
tree mallow
tree of heaven
tree of knowledge of good and evil
tree pipit
tree ring
tree runner
tree shrew
tree snake
tree sparrow
tree surgeon
tree surgery
tree toad
tree tomato

WORDS THAT END LIKE TREE OF LIFE

a dog´s life
come to life
country life
daily life
family life
for dear life
go for your life
home life
life
love life
marine life
not on your life
quality of life
real life
school life
sex life
shelf life
social life
still life
to the life
way of life

Synonyms and antonyms of tree of life in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «tree of life» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TREE OF LIFE

Find out the translation of tree of life to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tree of life from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tree of life» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生命之树
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

árbol de la vida
570 millions of speakers

English

tree of life
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवन के पेड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شجرة الحياة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

древо жизни
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

árvore da vida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবনের গাছ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arbre de la vie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pokok kehidupan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Baum des Lebens
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

命の木
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생명의 나무
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wit urip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cây sự sống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்க்கை மரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जीवन वृक्ष
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hayat Ağacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

albero della vita
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Drzewo życia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

древо життя
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pom de viață
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δέντρο της ζωής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boom van die lewe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

livets träd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

livets tre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tree of life

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TREE OF LIFE»

The term «tree of life» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.311 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TREE OF LIFE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tree of life

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4 QUOTES WITH «TREE OF LIFE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tree of life.
1
Lord Byron
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
2
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
3
Gerard De Nerval
The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.
4
Thaksin Shinawatra
The rubber industry is of much significance to our countries. For millions of our smallholders, the rubber tree is a tree of life, serving as a crucial source of income for earning a living and raising families.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TREE OF LIFE»

Discover the use of tree of life in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tree of life and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic
In this book, Regardie reveals the secrets of real magic.
Israel Regardie, 1972
2
Assembling the Tree of Life
This edited volume is provides an authoritative synthesis of knowledge about the history of life. All the major groups of organisms are treated, by the leading workers in their fields.
Joel Cracraft Curator of Ornithology American Museum of Natural History, the Herbarium Michael J. Donoghue Curator, Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University, 2004
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The Tree of Life: A Phylogenetic Classification
All this is the result of major changes in classification, whose methods have been totally revisited over the last thirty years. This book diagrams the tree of life according to the most recent methods of classification.
Guillaume Lecointre, Hervé Le Guyader, 2006
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Cedar: Tree of Life to the Northwest Coast Indians
Respectfully, they addressed the cedar as Long Life Maker, Life Giver and Healing Woman. Photographs, drawings, anecdotes, oral history, accounts of early explorers, traders and missionaries highlight the text.
Hilary Stewart, 1995
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Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab
Bash describes the life cycle of a tree that lives on the African savannah and the insects, birds, adn animals that rely on it for home, food, and survival. . . . The illustrations . . . are breathtaking.
‎2002
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Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life
An analysis of the life and ideas of Charles Darwin draws on his notebooks, manuscripts, and everyday possessions.
Niles Eldredge, 2005
7
Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
Reveals how all living things are separated into five kingdoms--all of which contain different facets of life on Earth--in an introduction to biodiversity.
Rochelle Strauss, 2013
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The Tree of Life and the Holy Grail: Ancient and Modern ...
After chancing on the book, and unimpressed with its conclusions, Sylvia Francke was inspired to begin her own Grail quest, the result of which is this carefully researched and revealing work, coauthored with Thomas Cawthorne -- a powerful ...
Sylvia Francke, 2007
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Reconstructing the Tree of Life: Taxonomy and Systematics of ...
This book provides the tools and methods needed to meet that challenge.
Trevor R. Hodkinson, John A.N. Parnell, 2006
10
The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature
Now The Tree of Life is available in a third edition, complete with a new preface by the author and a special supplement that surveys the latest developments in wisdom research.
Roland Edmund Murphy, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TREE OF LIFE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tree of life is used in the context of the following news items.
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Earliest tree-dweller, burrower join mammal tree of life
HEY! UP HERE A mammal ancestor about the size of a shrew already had the claws and elbows of a specialized tree climber roughly 165 million years ago. «Science News, Feb 15»
2
Tree of life and death teaches about Ebola spread
Children regularly caught and played with bats in this tree,” scientists from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin concluded after an investigation into the outbreak, ... «The National, Dec 14»
3
An Unprecedented Flock of Genomes Redraws the Bird Tree of Life
(Bloomberg) -- We may never know what came first -- the chicken or the egg -- but thanks to the largest-ever study of avian genomes, we now know a lot more ... «Bloomberg, Dec 14»
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Terrence Malick Prepping 'The Tree of Life' Director's Cut; 'Voyage of …
Terrence Malick is notorious for deleting subplots and even entire characters during the editing process, but for a director's cut of The Tree of Life he's going to ... «/FILM, May 13»
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Terrence Malick's New Films Are Remarkably Autobiographical
Start with The Tree of Life, which is inspired in large part by Malick's own experience growing up in Central Texas. (Malick shot the film in Smithville, not far from ... «Slate Magazine, Apr 13»
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Placental Mammal Diversity Blossomed After Age of Dinosaurs
"Data from the NSF-supported Assembling the Tree of Life initiative have been the key ... There are two major types of data for building evolutionary trees of life: ... «National Science Foundation, Feb 13»
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Tree of Life
A FAMILY Christmas tree hung with ornaments that have been passed down through the ... with a message about the importance of seizing every moment of life. «New York Times, Dec 12»
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'Tree of life' constructed for all living bird species
“This is the first dated tree of life for a class of species this size to be put on a global map,” says study co-author Walter Jetz, an evolutionary biologist at Yale ... «Nature.com, Nov 12»
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If You Couldn't Stand "The Tree of Life," Here's Another Flick to Avoid
Shades of The Tree of Life all over again. When that film wasn't showing us the formation of life and/or the universe (in what felt like real time!) and instead ... «Huffington Post Canada, Sep 12»
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Houston critics honor 'The Descendants,' Toronto prefers 'Tree of Life'
The Toronto critics honored Terrence Malick for Best Director and his The Tree of Life won Best Picture. Michael Shannon (Take Shelter) won Best Actor, ... «Entertainment Weekly, Dec 11»

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