Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nostri Memores

These lines are from a Roman epitaph.

Nostri Memores
Vos qui transitis, nostri memores rogo sitis:
Quod sumus, hoc eritis; fuimus quandoque quod estis.

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

memor (memoris): mindful of, remembering
quandōque: at some time or other, whenever

hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
noster nostra nostrum: our
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rogō -āre: ask
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
trānseō -īre -iī -itum: go across
vōs: you (pl.); (gen.) vestrum/vestrī, (dat./abl.) vobis, (acc.) vōs

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