Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sic Portare Suos Deus Adsolet

Here is today's emblem and distich by Bornitius, 5:11. This emblem is based on the story of Ganymede, whom Zeus carried into heaven, having disguised himself as an eagle. The eagle flies safely in the highest heights of the sky, and God himself is able to carry aloft his beloved on the wings of that eagle.

Sic Portare Suos Deus Adsolet
Quisne aquilam excelso fore credat in aethere tutam?
Et tutum, quem alis fert Deus ipse aquilae?

Here is the vocabulary:

sic - thus, in this way
porto - carry
suus - reflexive possessive
deus - god
adsoleo - be accustomed, be in the habit
quis - who
ne - question particle
aquila - eagle
excelsus - high, lofty
sum - be, exist
credo - believe
in - in, into
aether - upper air, sky, heaven
tutus - safe
et - and
qui - who, which, that
ala - wing
fero - carry, bear
ipse - intensifying adj/pronoun