Monday, July 16, 2012

Fama Perennis

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Fama Perennis
Transit honos, transit fortuna, pecunia transit
Omnis, sed tantum fama perennis erit.

Source: Giuseppe Gatti, Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi (1703). Meter: Elegiac.

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:

perennis, -e (perennis): lasting through the years

fāma -ae f.: rumor, fame
fortūna -ae f.: fortune
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
pecūnia -ae f.: money
sed: but
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tantus -a -um: so great, so much; tantum: only
trānseō -īre -iī -itum: go across

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