Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tuus Vivus et Mortuus

This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Tuus Vivus et Mortuus
Me tibi devoveo; votis atque omnibus opto
Esse tuus vivus, mortuus esse tuus.

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:

dēvoveō, dēvovēre: devote, consecrate
vīvus, -a, -um: living, alive

atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
morior morī mortuus sum: die
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
optō -āre: choose, select
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your
votum -ī n.: solemn promise, vow; hope