Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cum Pudore, Laeta Fecunditas

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 3:21. The bird in the emblem is a peacock, which was famed not only for its beauty but also for its fertility.

Cum Pudore, Laeta Fecunditas
Me beat et forma et numerosa copia prolis,
ut sim matronis dulcis imago bonis.

Here is the vocabulary:

cum - with, together with
pudor - modesty
laetus - happy, joyful
fecunditas - fruitfulness
ego - I, me
beo - bless
et - and - both...and...
numerosus - many, numerous
copia - plenty, abundance
proles - offspring
ut - so, so that,
sum - be, exist
matrona - wife, matron
dulcis - sweet
imago - image, portrait
bonus - good