Sunday, June 3, 2012

Senecta


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Senecta
Donec abest, omnis populus petit ore senectam;
   Praesentem merito nullus honore colit.


Source: Johann Glandorp (1501-1564), Disticha, 272. Meter: Elegiac.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word not on the list:

senecta (senectae, f.): old age (= senecta aetas)

absum abesse afuī: be away, absent
colō colere coluī cultum: inhabit, cultivate
dōnec: until
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
mereō merēre meruī meritum: deserve, merit; serve as a soldier
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
ōs ōris n.: mouth, face
petō petere petīvī petītum: seek, aim at
populus -ī m.: people
praesēns -ntis: present, in person, ready
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist




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