Sunday, July 15, 2012

Orbis Minor


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Orbis Minor
Quid iuvat immensi naturam noscere mundi,
Si lateant partes quas minor orbis habet?


Source: A.F. Van Vlaenderen, Epigrammata (1666), 158. 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:

immensus, -a, -um: immeasurable, limitless, vast

habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
iuvō iuvāre iūvī iūtum: help, assist; please, delight
lateō latēre latuī: lie hidden, be hidden
minus -oris n.: a smaller number or amount, less; (adv.) minus: to a smaller extent, less
mundus -ī m.: world, universe, heavens
nātūra -ae f.: nature
nōscō nōscere nōvī nōtum: learn, know
orbis -is m.: circle; orbis terrārum: world
pars partis f.: part
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sī: if
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)

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