Sunday, July 22, 2012

Quod Non Sumus Mancipia Corporis


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Quod Non Sumus Mancipia Corporis
Cum sit missa tibi mens alto libera caelo,
Num vis mancipium corporis esse tui?


Source: Michaelis Verinus (c.1469-c.1487), Disticha. 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:

mancipium (mancipii, n.): property, possession, slave

altus -a -um: high, lofty; deep
caelum -ī n.: sky, heavens
corpus corporis n.: body
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
līber lībera līberum: free; līberī (m. pl.): freeborn children
mēns mentis f.: mind
mittō mittere mīsī missum: send, let go
nōn: not
num: interrogative particle implying negative answer
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing


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