Friday, April 27, 2012

Nec Dum Cessat Amor

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 1:31. The image shows a turtle dove, a symbol of faithful love and devotion. Meanwhile, the almond tree alludes to the story of Phyllis and Demophoon.

Nec Dum Cessat Amor
Omnia cum rapiat mors, non extinguit amorem,
Quo devincta sibi est usque marita fides.

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

cesso -āre - delay, stop, cease
dēvinciō, -īre, dēvinxī, dēvinctum - bind together, tie up, oblige
exstinguo, -ere, exstinxī, exstinctum - put out, quench, kill

amor -ōris m.: love
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
fidēs -eī f.: trust, faith
marītus -ī m.: husband
mors mortis f.: death
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nōn: not
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rapiō rapere rapuī raptum: seize, tear away
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ūsque: up to; continuously