Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Laqueum Timet

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

Laqueum Timet
Si volucri captae dat sors evadere posse,
Partibus in cunctis esse putat laqueum.

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

ēvādō, ēvādere: avoid, escape, evade
laqueus (laqueī, m.): trap, snare, noose

capiō capere cēpī captum: seize
cūnctus -a -um: entire all together
dō dare dedī datum: give
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
pars partis f.: part
possum posse potuī: be able
putō -āre: think, suppose
sī: if
sors sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
timeō -ēre -uī: to fear, to dread
volucer -cris -cre: flying; volucris -is m./f.: bird