Saturday, June 9, 2012


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.

Protinus intrabis, si tangas limen Amoris;
Pertinet ad scopulum missa sagitta suum.

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:

irrevocābilis, irrevocābile; irrevocābilis - irrevocable
sagitta, f. - arrow
scopulus (scopulī, m.): dim. of scopus, target, goal

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
amor -ōris m.: love
intrō -āre: enter
līmen līminis n.: threshold
mittō mittere mīsī missum: send, let go
pertineō -tinēre -tinuī: tend to, refer to, pertain to, be the business of
prōtinus: at once, forthwith
sī: if
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tangō tangere tetigī tāctum: touch

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