Sunday, July 15, 2012

Novitas


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Novitas
Quae nova sunt, non semper erunt nova; nulla placebunt
Ergo diu, sola quae novitate placent.


Source: Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus (1730). 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:

novitas (novitātis, f.): newness, novelty

diū: for a long time
ergo: therefore
nōn: not
novus -a -um: new
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
placeō placēre placuī placitum: please
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
semper: always, ever
sōlus -a -um: only, alone; sōlum (adv.), only, merely
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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