Saturday, June 9, 2012

Acceptam Fero Lucem

This poem comes from the Emblemata amatoria (1611) of Pieter Cornelisz Hooft (1581-1626). You can find the book online at the Emblem Project Utrecht.

Acceptam Fero Lucem
Purum a fratre capit glacialis Luna colorem,
Ac Dominae color est vivus in ore meo.

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

glaciālis, glaciāle; glaciālis - icy, frozen, full of ice
pūrus -a -um - pure, clean, blameless
vīvus -a -um - living, alive

ā ab abs: from, by (+abl.)
accipiō -cipere -cēpī -ceptum: receive
atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
capiō capere cēpī captum: seize
color -ōris m.: color
dominus -ī m.; domina -ae f.: household master, lord; mistress
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
frāter frātris m.: brother
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
lūna -ae f.: moon
lūx lūcis f.: light of day
meus -a -um: my
ōs ōris n.: mouth, face
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist