Saturday, July 30, 2011

In Invidum

This is a poem from Melchior Sylvester Eckhard's Epigrammata, published in 1629; you can read the book online.

In Invidum
Nemo, suo quae non in corpore, vulnera sentit,
At corpus macerat sors aliena tuum.

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

invidus, -a, -um: spiteful, hateful, hostile
mācerō, mācerāre: wear down, exhaust, vex

aliēnus -a -um: foreign, strange
at: but, but yet
corpus corporis n.: body
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
nēmo: no one (gen. nullius, dat. nulli, abl. nullo or nulla > nullus -a -um)
nōn: not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sentiō sentīre sēnsī sēnsum: perceive, feel, hear, see
sors sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tuus -a -um: your
vulnus -eris n.: wound

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