Friday, July 29, 2011

Amor Labor: Problema

This is a poem from John Stradling's Epigrammatum Libri Quattuor, publishing in 1607. You can read the book online at Dana Sutton's website.

Amor Labor: Problema
Omnia vincit amor; labor improbus omnia vincit:
Ergo laborare hoc unum et amare sonant?

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

improbus, -a, -um: wicked, unjust, dishonest
problēma (problēmatis, n.): problem, puzzle

amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
amor -ōris m.: love
ergo: therefore
et: and
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
labōrō -āre: toil, work; be in trouble
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
sonō sonāre sonuī sonitum: sound, resound
ūnus -a -um: one
vincō vincere vīcī victum: conquer

(Labor Omnia Vincit: Oklahoma)