Colostrum, a mother's first milk also know as 'green milk' or 'beestings
' appears to have become synonymous with a disease, 'beestings
' in the early seventeenth Century thought to be caused by imbibing the beest (probably because of the appearance of the milk).
Kiss is here savium: Catullus would later introduce basium (whence baiser, bacio, beso, etc.), poetically heaping his kisses onto Lesbia to the tune of 3,300 (Ralegh's Now Serena Be Not Coy extends them to infinity)--we may agree with Shakespeare's amorous Antony, "There's beggary in the love that can be measured." Honey (mel--there are several cognate terms, plus a Pompeian wall-scribbler's aphorism "Lovers like bees live in honey") is the obvious ancestor of amatory American, albeit there is no Latin equivalent to "Hi, Honey, I'm Home." Colostrum (same in Latin), unexplained and untranslated by Dickie, denotes beestings
, another compliment with possible barb.