Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Homo Superbus

This rhyming distich comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Homo Superbus
Actibus et verbis, homo tu, quicumque superbis,
Hoc retine verbum: deus odit quemque superbum.

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

actus (actūs, m.): act, action, deed
superbio, superbīre: boast, be proud

deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
et: and
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
homo hominis m.: human being
ōdī ōdisse: hate
quī- quae- quodcumque: who-, whatever
quis- quae- quidque: each one, everyone
retineō -tinēre -tinuī -tentum: hold back, keep
superbus -a -um: overbearing, proud, haughty
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
verbum -ī n.: word

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