Saturday, June 2, 2012


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Dic mihi, quid sit amor? Pessum quo cuncta feruntur,
Pondus amor meus est; nil nisi pondus amor.

Source: Benedictus Iovius (1471-1545), Epigrammata. Meter: Elegiac. Note that the referent of the relative pronoun quo comes in the second line: [pondus] quo cuncta pessum feruntur.

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:

pessum: down, downwards, to the bottom

amor -ōris m.: love
cūnctus -a -um: entire all together
dīco dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
ego me mihi mē: I, me
fero ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
meus -a -um: my
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
nisi/nī: if not, unless
pondus poderis n.: weight
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist