gutta cavat lapidem [non vi sed saepe cadendo]

a water drop hollows a stone [not by force, but by falling often]

Notes

main phrase is from Ovid, Epistulae ex Ponto IV, 10, 5.; expanded in the Middle Ages

Words

  • sedand indeed, but, what is more
  • saepeenclosure, fence, frequently, haye, hedge, often, repeatedly