Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cunctando Proficit

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 1:15. The emblem shows a mulberry true which, with the wisdom of nature, produces fruit at the right time - not too early, not too late. Camerarius singles the mulberry out for praise in this regard because it is praised by Pliny for not producing shoots until after the very last frost, unlike other plants that might produce shoots to early, only to have them destroyed by the late frost.

Festinare nocet, nocet et cunctatio saepe:
Tempore quaeque suo qui facit, ille sapit.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are three words which are not on the DCC list:

cunctātio, cunctātiōnis f. - delay, lingering
festīnō, -āre - hasten, hurry, be quick
sapiō sapere sapīvī: be wise

et: and
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
ille illa illud: that
noceō nocēre nocuī: harm
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
quis- quae- quidque: each one, everyone
saepe: often
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tempus -oris n.: time