Sunday, February 19, 2012

Quanto Dignior

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Quanto Dignior
Quanto dignior es, aut per genus aut per honores,
In te tanto res vitiosae sunt graviores.

Source: Florilegium Gottingense (ed. Voigt), 109. Meter: Dactylic Hexameter. Note the end-line rhyme: honores-graviores.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

vitiōsus, -a, -um: faulty, full of vice, vicious

aut: or
dīgnus -a -um: worthy
genus, generis n.: origin, lineage, kind
gravis -e: heavy
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
in: in, on (+ abl.); into onto (+ acc)
per: through (+acc.)
quantus -a -um: how great? as great
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tantus -a -um: so great, so much; tantum, only
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)