Friday, July 20, 2012

Beata Virgo Maria

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This is a poem from Melchior Sylvester Eckhard's Epigrammata, published in 1629; you can read the book online.

Beata Virgo Maria
Naturae contra leges, sanctissima virgo,
Naturae patrem tu sine patre paris!

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:

Maria (Mariae, f.): Maria, Mary

beatus -a -um: happy, blessed, prosperous, fortunate
contrā: against, opposite (adv. and prep. +acc.)
lēx lēgis: f. law
nātūra -ae f.: nature
pariō parere peperī partum: bring forth, give birth to; accomplish
pater patris m.: father, ancestor
sānctus -a -um: sacred, inviolable
sine: without (+ abl.)
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
virgo -inis f.: maiden, virgin, girl