Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Redibo Plenior

Here is today's emblem and distich by Gabriel Rollenhagen, Book 1:48, with an English rendering by George Wither.

Redibo Plenior
Luna redit semper, sed lumine plenior aucto,
Praeda rex, victo, plenior, hoste, redit.

The Moone, which is decreasing now
When shee returnes, will fuller, grow.


The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

augeō augēre auxī auctum: increase
hostis -is m./f.: stranger, enemy
lūmen luminis n.: light
lūna -ae f.: moon
plēnus -a -um: full
praeda -ae f.: booty, prey
redeō -īre -iī -itum: go back, return
rēx rēgis m.: king
sed: but
semper: always, ever
vincō vincere vīcī victum: conquer

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