Sunday, July 22, 2012

Febris Una, Medici Multi

This poem is from a book entitled Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus, first published in 1730.

Febris Una, Medici Multi
Numquam, crede mihi, a morbo curabitur aeger,
Si multis medicis creditur una febris.

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

fēbris (fēbris, f.): fever
medicus (medici, m.): physician, doctor

ā ab abs: from, by (+abl.)
aeger aegra agrum: sick; aegrē, with difficulty
crēdō crēdere crēdidī crēditum: believe
cūrō -āre: care for (+ acc.)
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
morbus -ī m.: sickness, disease
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
numquam: never
sī: if
ūnus -a -um: one