Monday, July 16, 2012

Mores Quisque Sibi Format

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Mores Quisque Sibi Format
Quisque suos sequitur mores, quos format agendo
   Quisque sibi: tu nunc te facis id quod eris.

Source: François Oudin (1673-1752), Silva Distichorum, 291. 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:

formō, formāre: shape, fashion, form

agō agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
is ea id: he, she, it
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
nunc: now
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
quis- quae- quidque: each one, everyone
sequor sequī secūtus sum: follow
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)

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