Monday, April 23, 2012

Fragrat Adustum

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 1:30. Both frankincense and myrrh come from trees, as Camerarius has shown here.

Fragrat Adustum
Thura inodora manent, nisi sole vel igne calescant:
Sic bene quo fragret, cor prece adure pia.

Here is the vocabulary:

fragro - smell strongly
aduro - scorch, singe, burn
thus - incense
inodorus - without scent
maneo - wait, stay, remain
nisi - if not, unless
sol - sun
vel - or
ignis - fire
calesco - grown warm, become inflamed
sic - thus
bene - well
quo - by means of which, so that
cor - heart
prex - prayer, request
pius - faithful, good, holy