Sunday, March 18, 2012

Finitum Producit Infinitum

Here is today's emblem and distich by Bornitius, 5:20. Of course, in just the same way that all the music of the world is produced by just a few notes, we get all the words of the world created by our tiny alphabet!

Finitum Producit Infinitum
Innumeros numerus numeros numerabilis edit,
Cantio ceu miris fert variata modis.

Here is the vocabulary:

finio - limit, end, finish
produco - bring out, produce
infinitus - unlimited, endless
innumerus - countless, innumerable
numerus - number
numerabilis - countable
edo - put forth, publish
cantio - song, singing
ceu - as, just as, just like
mirus - amazing, wonderful
fero - carry, bear
variatus - varied, wavering
modus - manner, measure, beat