Sunday, July 22, 2012

Homo Omnis Pomo Miser

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

Homo Omnis Pomo Miser
Adam primus homo damnavit saecula pomo;
Sic solo pomo sit miser omnis homo.

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:

Adam (Hebrew name - m.): Adam
pomum (pomi, n.): fruit, apple

damnō -āre: condemn
homo hominis m.: human being
miser misera miserum: wretched, pitiable
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
prīmus -a -um: first; adv. prīmum: at first, firstly
saeculum -ī n.: generation, age, century
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut: in the same way as
sōlus -a -um: only, alone; sōlum (adv.), only, merely
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist