Thursday, April 19, 2012

Etiam Praeclara Minatur

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 2:29.

Etiam Praeclara Minatur
Fortis equi virtus primis se prodit in annis;
Nec latet excelsi vis generosa animi.




The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are only two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

excelsus -a -um - lofty, high, noble
generōsus -a -um - of noble birth, excellent, generous

animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
annus -ī m.: year
equus -ī m.: horse
etiam: also, even
fortis -e: brave
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
lateō latēre latuī: lie hidden, be hidden
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
prīmus -a -um: first; adv. prīmum: at first, firstly
prodō prodere prodidī proditum: publish, hand down; give over, betray
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
virtūs -ūtis f.: valor, manliness, virtue
vīs f.: force; (acc.) vim, (abl.) vī; (pl.) vīrēs, strength

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