Saturday, February 25, 2012

Turbata Delectat

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 2:15. According to legend, the camel liked dirty water, so it intentionally stirred up the water before it would drink. Camerarius compares this to the way someone who thirst for war profits purposefully disturbs the peace.

Turbata Delectat
Turbat aquam sitiens cum vult haurire camelus
Sic pacem, ex bellis qui lucra foeda sitit.

Here is the vocabulary:

turbo - stir up, disturb
delecto - please, delight
aqua - water
sitio - thirst, feel thirsty
cum - when
volo - want, wish, will
haurio - drain, swallow, drink
sic - thus
pax - peace
ex - from, out of
bellum -war
qui - who, which, that
lucrum - gain, profit
foedus - filthy, foul, disgusting

1 comment:

  1. O camelo sedento agita a √°gua que deseja beber
    E assim disturba a paz aquele que deseja ganhos sujos com a guerra.


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