Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dii Laboribus Omnia Vendunt

This is from Antoine Ferdinand Van Vlaenderen's Epigrammata Miscellanea, published in 1666:

Dii Laboribus Omnia Vendunt
Fertur ab antiquo sudoribus omnia vendi;
Ergo res rerum maxima sudor erit.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

sūdor (sūdōris, m.): sweat
vendō, vendere: sell

ā ab abs: from, by (+abl.)
antiquus -a -um: ancient, old-time, former
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
ergo: therefore
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
māximus -a -um: greatest; māximē: most, especially, very much
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
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