Sunday, January 22, 2012

Nec Aura, Nec Unda

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 4:6. The emblem shows the fish called hirundo, a flying fish, which, as you can see, faces dangers both in the air and in the water.

Nec Aura, Nec Unda
In nos nempe omnis caeli pelagique rapina est:
Et fatale rapit, quem manet, exitium
.


Here is the vocabulary:

nec - and not
nec...nec... - neither... nor...
aura - breeze, air
unda - wave, water
in - in, into, against
nos - we, us
nempe - of course, certainly
omnis - all, whole, every
caelum - sky
pelagus - sea
que - and
rapina - plunder, robbery, rape
sum - be, exist
et - and
fatalis - fatal, deadly
rapio - snatch, grap, seize
qui - who, which, that
maneo - await, remain
exitium - ruin, death, destruction

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