Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stertentes Opprimit Hostis

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 4:31. The title, Stertentes Opprimit Hostis, means "The Enemy Overwhelms Those Who Snore." :-)

Ut capiat pisces, piscator nocte laborat;
Ut seipsum servet, surgere nemo paret?





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:

piscātor, piscātōris m. - fisherman
piscis -is m.: fish

capiō capere cēpī captum: seize
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
labōrō -āre: toil, work; be in trouble
nēmo: no one (gen. nullius, dat. nulli, abl. nullo or nulla > nullus -a -um)
nox noctis f.: night
parō -āre: prepare, acquire; parātus -a -um, ready
servō -āre: save, watch over
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
surgō surgere surrēxī surrēctum: rise
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)

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