Sunday, May 15, 2011

Temporis Gyrus

483     -     484     -     485

This little poem is from Giuseppe Gatti's Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi, published in 1703.

Temporis Gyrus
Annus abit, mensesque, diesque, horaeque recedunt,
Et suus in se iterum tempora gyrus agit.

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

gȳrus (gȳrī, m.): circle, circuit, gyre
mensis (mensis, m.): month

abeō -īre -iī -itum: go away
agō agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
annus -ī m.: year
diēs diēī m./f.: day
et: and
hōra -ae f.: hour
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
iterum: again
que (enclitic) - and
recēdō -cēdere -cessī -cessum: step back, recoil, recede, withdraw
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tempus -oris n.: time