francesco da sangallo

fun latin word of the day

capripes, capripedis (gen.) (kah-prih-pays) – goat-footed (poetic epithet of rural deities)

what a fantastically specific ancient word i just adore it. it’s just so cool that it exists and has been used in literature and gah it’s really rad guys

(renaissance original, c. 1535, attrib. to Francesco da Sangallo)