Monday, July 4, 2011

Vive Deo gratus...

Vive Deo gratus, toti mundo tumulatus,
Pectore pacatus, semper transire paratus.

Source: Wegeler 1467
Meter: hexameter

vivo: live
deus: god
gratus: grateful
totus: world (note that toti is the dative of totus)
mundus: world
tumulatus: buried, entombed
pectus: breast, heart
pacatus: calmed, calm, at peace
semper: always
transeo: go over, cross
paratus: ready, prepared

2 comments:

  1. Unless this is German, I would suggest translating deus as "god." :)

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  2. Ha ha, my fingers are very badly behaved little creatures, as you can see. Thank you! :-)

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