Thursday, March 29, 2012


Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 3.44.

Miretur populus miracula: nil mihi mirum est
Praeter eum, solus qui facit illa, Deum.

Let other Miracles admire: but I
Admire their Maker only, God on high.

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

mīrāculum, mīrāculī n. - marvel, wonder, miracle
mīrus -a -um - wonderful, strange, amazing

deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
ille illa illud: that
is ea id: he, she, it
mīror mīrārī mīrātus sum: wonder at, marvel at (+ acc.)
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
populus -ī m.: people
praeter: by, along, past; besides, except (+ acc.)
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sōlus -a -um: only, alone; sōlum (adv.), only, merely
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist