Friday, July 29, 2011

Mundi Viae

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

Mundi Viae
Quisquis amas mundum, tibi prospice qua fit eundum;
Haec via qua vadis, undique plena malis.

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

prōspiciō, prōspicere: look ahead, watch out for
vādō, vādere: go, walk, depart

amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
eo īre iī/īvī itum: go
fīō fierī factus sum: become
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
mundus -ī m.: world, universe, heavens
plēnus -a -um: full
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
quisquis quidquid: whoever, whichever
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
undique: from all sides, on all sides
via -ae f.: way, street

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