Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vultus Fortunae

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I found this poem in the collection Philosophia Patrum edited by Julius Wegeler.

Vultus Fortunae
Vultus Fortunae mutatur imagine lunae;
Crescit, decrescit, in eodem sistere nescit.

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

dēcrescō, dēcrescere: decrease, diminish
sistō, sistere: stop, stand

crēscō crēscere crēvī crētum: grow, increase
fortūna -ae f.: fortune
īdem eadem idem: the same
imāgo -inis f.: image, form, figure
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
lūna -ae f.: moon
mūtō -āre: change
nesciō -scīre: not know, be ignorant
vultus -ūs m.: look, expression, face