Sunday, April 1, 2012

Invidia Integritatis Assecla

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 1:24. You can see the venomous snakes and frogs infesting the poor palm tree in the emblem's image.

Invidia Integritatis Assecla
Quantum palma hydri possunt ranaeque nocere,
Tantumdem invidiae virus obesse probis.

Here is the vocabulary:

invidia - envy
integritas - soundness, integrity
assecla - follower, attendant
quantum - how much
palma - palm, palm of victory
hydrus - water-snake
possum - can, be able
rana - frog
noceo - harm, injure
tantumdem - the same amount
virus - venom
obsum - obstruct, hurt, be a nuisance
probus - good, honest