Monday, June 4, 2012

Mors Nulli Parcit

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Mors Nulli Parcit
Mors fera, mors nequam, mors nulli parcit et aequam
Dat cunctis legem, miscens cum paupere regem.

Source: Florilegium Gottingense (ed. Voigt), 110. Meter: Dactylic Hexameter. Note the rhymes: nequam-aequam and legem-regem.

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:

nequam: worthless, good for nothing

aequus -a -um: equal; aequē, equally
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
cūnctus -a -um: entire all together
do dare dedī datum: give
et: and
ferus -a -um: wild, fierce; fera: wild beast
lēx lēgis: f. law
mīsceo -ēre mīscuī mīxtum: mix
mors mortis f.: death
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
parco -ere pepercī: spare, be sparing of (+ dat.)
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
rēx, rēgis m.: king

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