Friday, May 6, 2011

Mala Graviora

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

Mala Graviora
Rebus in adversis haec te solacia firment,
Quod mala multorum sunt graviora tuis.

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

firmō, firmāre: strengthen, support, establish
sōlācium (sōlāciī, n.): comfort, solace, consolation

adversus -a -um: facing, opposed; unfavorable; adversus (-um): (adv. and prep.) facing, opposite, against, opposed (to)
gravis -e: heavy
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
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)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your