Friday, July 29, 2011

Corpus et Anima

This poem is from the Hortulus Carminum Selectorum by Josephus Perez (1627-1694).

Corpus et Anima
Ne corpus perimant, metuis de nocte latrones,
Nil metuens animae certa pericla tuae.

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

lātro (lātrōnis, m.): robber, thief
perimō, perimere: kill, destroy

anima -ae f.: breath, spirit
certus -a -um: sure, fixed; certē, certainly, surely
corpus corporis n.: body
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
metuō metuere metuī: to fear, to dread
nē: lest, that not
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
nox noctis f.: night
perīculum -ī n.: danger
tuus -a -um: your