Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ventis Immota Superbit

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 1:17. The relies on its roots to stand firm, just as the devout mind relies on the cross and prayers to have a strength like that of the oak tree.

Ventis Immota Superbit
Ventorum adversis solidatur flatibus arbor:
A cruce et a precibus mens pia robur habet.

Here is the vocabulary:

ventus - wind
immotus - unmoved, immovable
superbio - be proud, show pride
adversus - opposed, adverse, hostile
solido - make solid, strengthen
flatus - breeze, breath, blowing
arbor - tree
a - from
crux - croxx
et - and
prex - prayer, request
mens - mind
pius - upright, faithful, devout
robur - oak, toughness, strength
habeo - have

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