Thursday, February 9, 2012

Caelo Ut Se Permittant

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 3:11. The eagle supposedly makes its nest in the tallest trees or in the lofty crags of mountains in order to provoke its chicks to learn how to soar, with the children learning the path of excellence from their parents.

Caelo Ut Se Permittant
Vos virtutis iter gnatis monstrate parentes,
Ipsa aquila ut pullos fida volare docet.

Here is the vocabulary:

caelum - sky, heaven
ut - as, so
se - reflexive pronoun
permitto - entrust, permit, hurl
vos - you
virtus - virtue, excellence
iter- path, way, journey
gnatus - child
monstro - show, reveal
parens - parent
ipse - intensive adj/pronoun
aquila - eagle
pullus - chick
fidus - faithful, confident
volo - fly
doceo - teach