Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pauper Parva Donat


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Pauper Parva Donat
Hic dare magna potest, magna qui gaudet opum vi;
   Nos inopes rerum munera parva damus.


Source: Johann Glandorp (1501-1564), Disticha, 259. 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:

inops (inopis): needy, lacking, destitute

dō dare dedī datum: give
dōnō -āre: present with a gift (+ acc. of person and abl. of thing)
gaudeō gaudēre gāvīsus sum: rejoice
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
māgnus -a -um great
mūnus mūneris n.: gift, offering
nōs nostrum/nostrī nobis nōs: we
ops opis f.: assistance, resources
parvus -a -um: small
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
possum posse potuī: be able
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
vīs f.: force; (acc.) vim, (abl.) vī; (pl.) vīrēs, strength

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