Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fero Non Frangor

This poem comes from the Emblemata amatoria (1611) of Pieter Cornelisz Hooft (1581-1626). You can find the book online at the Emblem Project Utrecht.

Fero Non Frangor
Arcus ego facilis flecti non frangor Amoris:
Non me, qui curvat, rumpere parvus amat.


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

arcus, arcūs m. - bow, rainbow
curvo, -āre - bow, bend, curve
flectō -ere, flexi, flexum - bend, curve, turn

amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
amor -ōris m.: love
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
facilis -e: easy
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
frangō frangere frēgī frāctum: break, shatter
nōn: not
parvus -a -um: small
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rumpō rumpere rūpī ruptum: break, rupture

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