Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Moriendum Omnibus

This little poem is by Johan Glandorp (1555-1612); you can see Suringar's edition at GoogleBooks.

Moriendum Omnibus
Mors nulli parcit; iuxta rapit illa potentes
Ac inopes, iuvenes non minus atque senes.

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

inops (inopis): needy, destitute
iuxtā: close by, near

atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
ille illa illud: that
iuvenis -is m.: youth
minus -oris n.: a smaller number or amount, less; (adv.) minus: to a smaller extent, less
morior morī mortuus sum: die
mors mortis f.: death
nōn: not
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
parcō parcere pepercī: spare, be sparing of (+ dat.)
potēns potentis: able, powerful
rapiō rapere rapuī raptum: seize, tear away
senex -is m.: old man, elder; senior, older