Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ex Terra in Terram

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

Ex Terra in Terram
Nos documenta damus, qua simus origine nati;
Ex terra in terram vertitur omnis homo.

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

documentum (documentī, n.): lesson, proof
orīgo (orīginis, f.): beginning, source, origin

dō dare dedī datum: give
ex ē: out of, from (+ abl.)
homo hominis m.: human being
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
nāscor nāscī nātus sum: be born
nōs nostrum/nostrī nobis nōs: we
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
terra -ae f.: land
vertō vertere vertī versum: turn