Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ne Ferrum Igni

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Ne Ferrum Igni
Adspicis iratum? Irato noli addere ferrum;
Armatus satis est, si caret arte, furor.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 2.31. 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:

Do you see an angry man? (adspicis iratum?) Don't give (noli addere) that angry man (irato) an iron weapon also (ferrum); wrath is well armed enough (armatus satis est furor) even without technology (si caret arte). 

armātus, -a, -um: armed, equipped

addō -dere -didī -ditum: give to
ars artis f.: skill
aspiciō -ere -spēxī -spectum: look to or at, behold
careō -ēre -uī: lack (+ abl.)
ferrum -ī n.: iron, iron weapon or implement
furor -ōris m.: rage, fury
īgnis -is m.: fire
īrāscor īrāscī irātus sum: grow angry; īrātus -a -um: angry
nē: lest, that not
nōlō nōlle nōluī: be unwilling
satis/sat: enough, sufficient
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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