Sunday, July 15, 2012

Omnia Tempus Habent

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Omnia Tempus Habent
Omnia tempus habent: flebis dum tempora flendi,
Ride dum risum tempora laeta ferunt.

Source: Giuseppe Gatti, Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi (1703). Meter: Elegiac. Note the use of the gerund here as a verbal noun: flendum, "weeping."

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:

rīsus (rīsūs, m.): laughter

dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
fleō flēre flēvī flētum: weep
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
laetus -a -um: glad, joyful
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
rīdeō -ēre rīsī rīsum: laugh, laugh at
tempus -oris n.: time

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