The domain name for this site is derived from the Latin word canities, meaning ‘a grey colour, grayish-white, hoariness’. Like a hoary fox.
According to Lewis’ Elementary Latin Dictionary (1890), Virgil used it occasionally as a metaphor for ‘old age’ (Aeneid, 10.549)
I cannot find the exact locus right now. Anyone who can help?
Thanks to my good colleague and friend, classical philologist Kirsten Jungersen, for help in finding a fitting domain name.
(photo credit: www.junglewalk.com)
Posted on Facebook 16 December 2015, this text generated one comment only:
Kenneth L. Caneva: Oxford Latin Dictionary provides the Vergil reference: Aeneid, 10.549.
Thomas Söderqvist: Great, I found it: “dixerat ille aliquid magnum vimque adfore verbo crediderat caeloque animum fortasse ferebat canitiemque sibi et longos promiserat annos” (P. Vergilius Maro 10.547-49).