Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Condidit in terris...

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Here is another distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 9.097:

Condidit in terris hominem Deus unicus unum,
Factus homo multos fecit in orbe deos.

Only one God, one man did make on Earth:
One man, once made to many Gods gave Birth.

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:

ūnicus -a -um - one only, sole, singular

condo -ere -didī -ditum: build, found; store up; hide, conceal
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
facio facere fēcī factum: do, make
homo hominis m.: human being
in: in, on (+ abl.); into onto (+ acc)
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
orbis -is m.: circle; orbis terrārum world
terra -ae f.: land
ūnus -a -um: one