Friday, July 29, 2011

Qui Mores Varios et Urbes Perspexit

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

Qui Mores Varios et Urbes Perspexit
Qui varios hominum mores perspexit et urbes,
Moribus ornatus in patriam ille redit.

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

ornātus, -a, -um: equipped with, embellished
perspiciō, perspicere, perspexī: examine, observe

et: and
homo hominis m.: human being
ille illa illud: that
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
patria -ae f.: fatherland, country
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
redeō -īre -iī -itum: go back, return
urbs urbis f.: city
varius -a -um: changing, varied, various