Friday, July 20, 2012

Animi Fluctus

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Animi Fluctus
Ardua res vicisse alios; victoria maior
Est animi fluctus composuisse suos.

Source: Josephus Perez (1627-1694), Hortulus Carminum. 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:

It is a difficult thing (ardua res) to conquer others (vicisse alios); it is a greater victory (victoria maior est) to calm the waves (fluctus composuisse suos) of your own mind (animi).

arduus, -a, -um: steep, lofty, difficult

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
compōnō -pōnere posuī positum: build, construct, arrange
fluctus -ūs m: flood, billow, surf
māior -ius: greater, older; maiōres -um: ancestors
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
victōria -ae f.: victory
vincō vincere vīcī victum: conquer

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