Saturday, June 2, 2012

De Sacra Dote

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This is a poem by Thomas Campion (1567-1620):

De Sacra Dote
Verba sacerdotem duo constituunt, sacer et dos;
saepe sed occurrit vir sine dote sacer.

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:

dōs, dōtis f. - dowry, endowment, talent

cōnstituo -stituere -stituī -stitūtum: establish, put together
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
duo: two
et: and
occurro -ere -cucurrī -cursum: run to meet; come into one’s mind
sacer sacra sacrum: holy, sacred
sacerdōs -dōtis m./f.: priest, priestess
saepe: often
sed: but
sine: without (+ abl.)
verbum -ī n.: word
vir virī m.: man