Friday, July 29, 2011

Mors Furtum Non Facit

This is a poem from John Stradling's Epigrammatum Libri Quattuor, publishing in 1607. You can read the book online at Dana Sutton's website.

Mors Furtum Non Facit
Omnia cum rapiat mors omnibus indiga, furtum
Non facit; a Domino iussa, suum repetit.

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

furtum (furtī, n.): theft, robbery
indigus, -a, -um: lacking, in need

ā ab abs: from, by (+abl.)
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
dominus -ī m.; domina -ae f.: household master, lord; mistress
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
iubeō iubēre iūssī iūssum: bid, order
mors mortis f.: death
nōn: not
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
rapiō rapere rapuī raptum: seize, tear away
repetō -petere -petīvī -petītum: demand, exact; revisit; call to mind, recollect; repeat
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own