Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Muneribus Vel Dii Capiuntur


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Muneribus Vel Dii Capiuntur
Verba nihil faciunt; maiorum quaere favorem
   Munere: diis etiam munera missa placent.


Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 3.22. 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:

favor (favōris, m.): goodwill, favor

capiō capere cēpī captum: seize
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
etiam: also, even
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
māior -ius: greater, older; maiōres -um: ancestors
mittō mittere mīsī missum: send, let go
mūnus mūneris n.: gift, offering
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
placeō placēre placuī placitum: please
quaerō -rere -sīvī-situm: seek, inquire
vel: or else, or; even; vel . . . vel: either… or
verbum -ī n.: word

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