Friday, September 25, 2009

Today in Latin

Actually, here's one I posted a little over a year ago, whilst in France.

Tondere: To clip, to shear, to mow.
French: Tondre: To clip, to shear, to mow.

Ovid: Boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere.
The translation I like is: "A good shepherd shears his sheep; he doesn't flay them."

It's a nice line to remember right around tax time!

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