Sunday, April 8, 2012

Anagramma. Galenus Angelus

Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 6.49.

Anagramma. Galenus Angelus
Angelus es bonus anne malus, Galene? Salutis
Humanae custos angelus, ergo bonus.

Galen, art Angel good or bad? A god
Angel, preserving Health, if understood.

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

angelus, ī m. - messenger, angel
Galenus - Galen
hūmānus -a -um - human

an: or
bonus -a -um: good
cūstōs, cūstōdis m.: guardian
ergo: therefore
malus -a -um: evil

-ne: interrogative particle attached to the emphatic word in a question
salūs -ūtis f.: health, safety
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist