Thursday, January 26, 2012

Metuenda Procella

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 4:7.

Metuenda Procella
Contrahe vela, licet ludant delphines in alto,
Nam tunc tempestas non procul esse solet.

Here is the vocabulary:

metuo - fear, be afraid
procella - gale, storm
contraho - collect, draw in, shorten
velum - sail
licet - even though
ludo - play, sport
delphinis - dolphin
in - in, into
altum - the deep sea
nam - for
tunc - then, at that time
tempestas - storm
non - not
procul - far off, far
sum - be, exist
solet - be usual, is accustomed