Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ad Avarum

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Ad Avarum
Laudari tantum vis quando est mortuus, inquis;
   Quam cupio laudes dicere, avare, tuas!

Source: John Dunbar (c.1585-1626), Epigrammata, C5.96. Meter: Elegiac.

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:

avārus, -a, -um: greedy, stingy; miser

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
cupiō -ere -īvī -ītum: desire
dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
inquam: say (used with direct speech)
laudō -āre: praise
laus laudis f.: praise, glory
morior morī mortuus sum: die
quam: how?; (after comparative) than
quandō: when?; since; si quando: if ever
tantus -a -um: so great, so much; tantum: only
tuus -a -um: your
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing

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