Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dominus Avarus

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Dominus Avarus
Non ego sum dominus, domini quia nomine dignus,
   Sed dicor dominus, do quia dona minus.

Source: John Dunbar (c.1585-1626), Epigrammata, C3.68. 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:

avārus, -a, -um: greedy, stingy; miser

dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
dīgnus -a -um: worthy
dō dare dedī datum: give
dominus -ī m.; domina -ae f.: household master, lord; mistress
donum -ī n.: gift, present
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
minus -oris n.: a smaller number or amount, less; (adv.) minus: to a smaller extent, less
nōmen -inis n.: name
nōn: not
quia: because
sed: but
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist