Monday, May 30, 2011

De Brevi Tempore

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

De Brevi Tempore
Si mora nulla datur vitae labentibus horis,
Cur ita tam longo turba sopore iacet?

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

lābor, lābī: slip, glide, fall
sopor (sopōris, m.): deep sleep

brevis -e: short, shallow, brief; adv. breviter
cūr: why?
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
dō dare dedī datum: give
hōra -ae f.: hour
iaceō iacēre iacuī: lie
ita: thus, so
longus -a -um: long, far; longē: far, far off
mora -ae f.: delay, hindrance
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
sī: if
tam: so
tempus -oris n.: time
turba -ae f.: crowd, uproar
vīta -ae f.: life

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