Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Diverso Tempore, Diversa Fata

This poem is from the proverbial distichs of Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), which you can read online at the University of Mannheim.

Diverso Tempore, Diversa Fata
Nullis cede malis; olim meliora redibunt
Saecula mutatis fataque temporibus.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

cēdō cēdere cessī cessum: yield
dīversus -a -um: different, diverse
fātum -ī n.: fate
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
melior -ius: better
mūtō -āre: change
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
ōlim: formerly, at that time
que (enclitic) - and
redeō -īre -iī -itum: go back, return
saeculum -ī n.: generation, age, century
tempus -oris n.: time

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