Saturday, June 2, 2012

Oportune Accessi

This little poem is by Johan Glandorp (1555-1612); you can see Suringar's edition at GoogleBooks.

Omnibus in rebus, quod primum, in tempore veni!
Maxima vis semper temporis esse solet.

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:

opportūnus -a -um - suitable, convenient, opportune

accēdō -cēdere -cessī -cessum: approach
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
māximus -a -um: greatest; māximē: most, especially, very much
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
prīmus -a -um: first; adv. prīmum: at first, firstly
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
semper: always, ever
soleō -ēre -uī -itum: be accustomed
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tempus -oris n.: time
veniō venīre vēnī ventum: come
vīs f.: force; (acc.) vim, (abl.) vī; (pl.) vīrēs, strength