Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aeternum Nihil Est

410     -     411     -     412

This little poem is from Giuseppe Gatti's Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi, published in 1703.

Aeternum Nihil Est
Aeternum nihil esse fugax monet annus et annum
Quae rapit orta dies, quae rapit hora diem.

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:

fugax (fugācis): swift, fleeting, transitory

aeternus -a -um: everlasting, eternal
annus -ī m.: year
diēs diēī m./f.: day
et: and
hōra -ae f.: hour
moneō monēre monuī monitum: warn, advise
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
orior orīrī ortus sum: arise, begin
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rapiō rapere rapuī raptum: seize, tear away
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist