Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In Maxima Pollicitum

This is a poem from the Stichostratia by Jean Girard Jean, published in 1552; you can read the book online.

In Maxima Pollicitum
Parva abs te tandem, non munera magna requiro,
Maxima sis quamvis tu mihi pollicitus.

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

pollicitum (pollicitī, n.): promise
requīrō, requīrere: seek again, demand

ā ab abs: from, by (+abl.)
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
māgnus -a -um great
māximus -a -um: greatest; māximē: most, especially, very much
mūnus mūneris n.: gift, offering
nōn: not
parvus -a -um: small
quamvīs: however you like; although
tandem: finally
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)