Friday, July 20, 2012

Ad Deum


445     -     446     -     447


This is a poem from Melchior Sylvester Eckhard's Epigrammata, published in 1629; you can read the book online.

Ad Deum
Fac, ut in immundo possim tibi vivere mundo,
Ut nec amem mundum, me neque mundus amet.


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:

immundus, -a, -um: impure, dirty, foul

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
mundus -ī m.: world, universe, heavens
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
possum posse potuī: be able
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live

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