Friday, February 3, 2012

Supra Naturam Praesto Est

Here is today's emblem and distich by Bornitius, 5:9. Of the various dangers mentioned in the epigram, it is definitely fire that is wreaking havoc in the image!

Supra Naturam Praesto Est
Crede tibi noceat, nec terra, nec unda, nec ignis,
Si tibi naturae Rector et Auctor adest.

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

praestō, adverb - at hand, ready, nearby
rector, rectōris m. - guide, director, driver

adsum adesse affuī: be present
auctor -ōris m.: originator, founder
crēdo -ere crēdidī crēditum: believe
īgnis -is m.: fire
nātūra -ae f.: nature
neque, nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
noceo nocēre nocuī: harm
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suprā: above, beyond (adv. and prep. +acc.)
terra -ae f.: land
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
unda -ae f.: wave, flowing water, water