Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fortuna Pereunte

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Fortuna Pereunte
Tempore felici multi numerantur amici;
Dum fortuna perit, nullus amicus erit.

Source: Philosophia Patrum (ed. Wegeler), 1353. Meter: Elegiac. Note the rhymes: felici-amici and perit-erit.

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:

numerō, numerāre: number, count

amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
fēlīx -īcis: lucky; adv. fēlīciter
fortūna -ae f.: fortune
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
pereo -īre -iī -itum: perish, be lost
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tempus -oris n.: time