Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Principes Dant Cui Favent

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

Principes Dant Cui Favent
Divitiae regum non his, qui magna merentur,
Contingunt, sed quos aura favoris agit.

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

faveō, favēre: support, show favor
favor (favōris, m.): goodwill, favor

agō agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
aura -ae f.: breeze
contingō -tingere -tigī -tactum: touch, be contiguous to
dīvitiae -ārum f. pl.: riches, wealth
dō dare dedī datum: give
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
māgnus -a -um great
mereō merēre meruī meritum: deserve, merit; serve as a soldier
nōn: not
prīnceps -cipis: first, chief
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rēx rēgis m.: king
sed: but

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