Friday, July 29, 2011

Montes Noli Promittere

This poem is from the Hortulus Carminum Selectorum by Josephus Perez (1627-1694).

Montes Noli Promittere
Nil dare et ingentes semper promittere montes
Dicitur immensi criminis esse nota.

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

immensus, -a, -um: immeasurable, vast
nota (notae, f.): mark, sign

crīmen -inis n.: verdict, accusation
dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
dō dare dedī datum: give
et: and
ingēns ingentis: huge, enormous
mōns montis m.: mountain
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
nōlō nōlle nōluī: be unwilling
prōmittō -mittere -mīsī -missum: send forth, offer
semper: always, ever
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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