Folio 5v: Madeira Island – Polypus Monster

October 19th, 2021 (edited 11/25/2021)

Voynichees to Latin Characters

teuier uer aluia pves ueir uesom alem som
suei va uei elom som uler uel r auepersh
jelue aler som som eluer som je sor uer se
jeler vyr elei atem vei som uler etua lom
vetyei uer uielei eluei som soi uei uelom
elei uei soresh

Translation into Modern English

To explain wind, we developed a flow rate cautious citation, it would have the ability to measure and fasten together the velocity of an orifice. Time should go the measurement fixed to the extensive rhumb. Up roaring heat dams the ability to measure the sum, the separation measurement is per the confirmed wind and accurate. I am hoping it isn’t to rigid and bent, it goes breathing through the approaching measurement set. Having a new way is exposed to blowing air, the period of time separates the measurement grids. The time observation will be going, time is certain.


So much beautiful imagery of this page. If you think it’s in Latin you might find the word for the skipper butterfly. But alas, it is trickery! Butterflies are a representation of wind movement. Aristotle gave the butterfly the name psyche, the Greek word for soul. To Zhuangzi his famous quote says “Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.”

The root system is the likeness of the Polypus Monster, the legendary sea monster with many legs, as ocean and wind streams do. The Polypus Monster in the VM is a layout of an island in the Azores that has since exploded from a volcano eruption and the possible cause of the Little Ice Age in Europe. The Red Island in the picture to the right is indicative of the root system in the Voynich.

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