Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Funde Abunde


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Funde Abunde
Funde vinum, funde, tanquam sint fluminis undae;
Nec quaeras unde, sed fundas semper abunde.


Source: Philosophia Patrum (ed. Wegeler), 458. Meter: Dactylic Hexameter. Note the rhymes in both lines: funde-undae (that requires medieval pronunciation) and unde-abunde.

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

abundus, -a, -um: copious, abundant; adv. abundē

flūmen -inis n.: stream, river
fundo -ere fūdī fūsum: pour, scatter
neque, nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
quaero -ere -sīvī -situm: seek, inquire
sed: but
semper: always, ever
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tamquam: so as, just as
unda -ae f.: wave, flowing water, water
unde: from where
vīnum -ī n.: vine, wine


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