Sunday, July 31, 2011

Spes et Fortuna, Valete

This is one of the Latin epigrams of the Renaissance scholar and Catholic saint, Sir Thomas More.

Spes et Fortuna, Valete
Iam portum inveni; Spes et Fortuna, valete:
Nil mihi vobiscum est; ludite nunc alios.


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

lūdō, lūdere: play, mock
portus (portūs, m.): harbor, port

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
et: and
fortūna -ae f.: fortune
iam: now; already
inveniō -venīre -vēnī -ventum: find; discover
nunc: now
spēs speī f.: hope
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
valeō valēre valuī: be strong, excel, be valid, prevail; valē: farewell!

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