Albert the Great

On the Flu


Latin Etymology

Dicendum, quod cerebrum est frigidum propter temperamentum cordis. Nam in corde est superabundans calor, et vita requirit temperamentum in isto in quo est, et ideo natura ordinavit aliquod membrum, in quo est superabundantia frigidi, per quod temperetur caliditas cordis, ita ut causetur dispositio media.

Et ideo natura ordinavit cerebrum ex opposito cordi, ut mutuo se temperent. Et ordinavit cerebrum supra cor, quia motus calidi est a centro ad circumferentiam et motus frigidi a circumferentia ad centrum.

Answer the following questions.

1. Something frigid is hot or cold?    

2. Something calid is hot or cold?    

3. A coronary happens to what part of the body?    

4. Something cerebral pertains to which part of the body?    

5. The English word "motion" is related to which Latin word in this passage?    

Bonus: What Spanish word comes from the Latin calidus?    

Bonus: What Spanish word comes from the Latin cor?    

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