Monday, May 28, 2012

Umbra Corpus Sequitur

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Umbra Corpus Sequitur
Umbra velut corpus, sic indivisa sequentur
Te mala, si quae aliis tu malus intuleris.

Source: Urbano Appendini (1777-1834), De Educatione Disticha. Meter: Elegiac. Note the parallel construction in the opening statement: velut umbra corpus [sequitur], sic mala indivisa te sequentur.

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:

indīvīsus, -a, -um: undivided, attached, inseparable

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
alius -a -um: other, another
corpus, corporis n.: body
īnfero -ferre -tulī -lātum: bring upon, against; bellum inferred, attack in war
malus -a -um: evil
sequor sequī secūtus sum: follow
sī: if
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
umbra -ae f.: shade, shadow
velut: even as, just as