Saturday, April 23, 2011

Palma velut riguos...

This is a poem by Thomas Campion (1567-1620):

In Avarum
Omnia dum nimium servas, miser, omnia perdis,
Nec tua sunt, toties quae tua, Paule, vocas.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are only two words in this poem not on the DCC list:

avārus, -a, -um: greedy, stingy; miser
totiēs: so many times, as often as

dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
miser misera miserum: wretched, pitiable
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nimius -a -um: too much, excessive; nimis or nimium: excessively
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
paulō paulum: to only a small extent, slightly, a little
perdō -dere -didī -ditum: destroy
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
servō -āre: save, watch over
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tuus -a -um: your
vocō -āre: call