Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Alterius Anima

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Alterius Anima
Pauper hic et servus nullosque homo natus ad usus
   Qualem, dic, animam possidet? Alterius.

Source: Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), Anthologia Graeca, vol. I. 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:

possideo, possidēre: seize, occupy, possess

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
alter altera alterum: other of two
anima -ae f.: breath, spirit
dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
et: and
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
homo hominis m.: human being
nāscor nāscī nātus sum: be born
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
pauper -eris: poor, lowly
quālis -e: of what kind? what?
que (enclitic) - and
servus -ī m.: slave
ūsus -ūs m.: use, experience