Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Robore ab annoso...

Robore ab annoso viscum sanare caducos
Quod valet, est Christi viva figura Dei.


Source: Camerarius 1.12 Rara Iuvant

Meter: elegiac

robur - oak, strength, resolve
ab - from
annosus - aged, old
viscum - mistletoe, bird-lime
sano - cure, heal
caducus - ready to fall, teetering, perishing
quod - because, because of the fact that
valeo - be strong, prevail, be valid
sum - be, exist
Christus - Christ
vivus - living
figura - figure, form, symbol
deus - god

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