Monday, April 30, 2012

Grato Servisse Patrono

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 2:32. You can read about Alexander the Great's famous horse, Bucephalus, at Wikipedia.

Grato Servisse Patrono
Gratus equo ut fuerit, magnus docet ille Macedo:
Ornat honore novo, condidit huic tumulum.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are three words which are not on the DCC list, plus one proper name:

Macedo - the Macedonian, Alexander the Great
orno -āre: fit out, equip; embellish, adorn
patrōnus -ī m.: protector, defender, patron
tumulus, m. - mound, hill, tomb

condō -dere -didī -ditum: build, found; store up; hide, conceal
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
equus -ī m.: horse
grātus -a -um: pleasant; grateful
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
ille illa illud: that
māgnus -a -um great
novus -a -um: new
serviō -īre: be a slave, serve (+ dat.)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)

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