Monday, February 27, 2012

Solus Iam Grandior Errat

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 4:15. I like the way the emblem shows the young tuna who feel a sense of safety in numbers, contrasted with the big fish who knows how to go his own way!

Solus Iam Grandior Errat
Turmatim iuvenes, ast gaudent aequore soli
Maiores Thunni: dic mihi utri sapiant?

Here is the vocabulary:

solus - alone, single, sole
iam - already, now
grandis - large, big
erro - wander
turmatim - in squadrons, in groups
iuvenis - young
ast - but, on the other hand
gaudeo - rejoice, be glad
aequor - smooth, smooth surface, sea
maior - greater, larger
thunnus - tuna fish
dico - say, tell
ego - I, me
uter - which (of two)
sapio - taste, be wise