Thursday, September 9, 2010

Verbum Hodiernum: AMBULO

Today's word is AMBULO, a first conjugation verb: ambulo, ambulare, ambulavi, ambulatum.

There are not too many English words from this root, but there are a few: "ambulatory" and "ambulance" are the most obvious, but there are also "funambulist," "somnambulist," and "preamble." The very nice word "amble" also derives from the Latin. The British "pram" is a shortened form of "perambulator."

Here are some examples of today's word in Latin sayings and proverbs; for more information, see the page at the Scala Sapientiae, which contains notes on some of the proverbs cited below, as well as additional proverbs:

Ambulate dum lucem habetis.

Cum bonis ambula.

Pedibus ambulo meis.

Qui ambulat in tenebris, nescit quo vadat.

Recta via ambula.

Solvitur ambulando.

Stultus in tenebris ambulat.

Surge et ambula.

Tu dormis, et tempus ambulat.

Natare non didici, pedibus ambulo.

Durum ad nutum alterius ambulare.

Post prandium stabis, post cenam ambulabis.

Si claudo vicinus habitaveris, et ipse claudus ambulare disces.

In solitudine sine baculo ne ambula.

Hic cocti porci ambulant.

Cum Deo ambulare est animam salvare.

Ambulemus in lumine Dei.

Canta et ambula

In circuitu impii ambulant

Semitam per quam non revertar ambulo.

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