Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cum Iove, Nummus

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

Cum Iove, Nummus
Iuppiter in caelis, nummus regit omnia terris;
Divisum imperium cum Iove nummus habet.

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

Iūppiter (Iovis, m.): Jupiter
nummus (nummī, m.): coin, cash, money

caelum -ī n.: sky, heavens
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
dīvidō -ere dīvīsī dīvīsum: divide, separate
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
imperium -ī n.: command, power
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
regō regere rēxī rectum: guide, rule
terra -ae f.: land