Monday, March 26, 2012

Violenta Nocent

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 2:23. Compare the Aesop's fable about the bear and the bees.

Violenta Nocent
Ut favus exitio est urso, sic saepe malorum
Auctorem illaqueant visque dolusque suum.



Here is the vocabulary:

violentus - violent, vehement
noceo - harm, injure
ut - as
favus - honeycomb
exitium - doom, destruction
sum - be, exist
ursus - bear
sic - thus
saepe - often
malus - evil, wicked, bad
auctor - originator, authority
illaqueo - ensnare, entangle
vis - force, strength, power
que...que... - both...and...
dolus - trick, deceit, fraud
suus - reflexive possessive

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