Sunday, July 15, 2012

In Coniuges

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In Coniuges
Cor animumque suum tua te vocat uxor, et ipsa
   Est tibi cor animi; vivitis ergo pares.

Source: John Dunbar (c.1585-1626), Epigrammata, C2.45. Meter: Elegiac. The word ipsa refers back pronominally to uxor in the previous clause: [tua uxor] ipsa est...

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

Your wife (tua uxor) calls you (vocat te) her heart (cor suum) and her soul (animumque); and she is (et ipsa est) the heart of your soul (cor animi tibi); therefore (ergo) your live as equals (vivitis pares).

animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
coniunx coniugis m./f.: spouse, husband, wife
cor cordis n.: heart; cordī est, it is pleasing to (+ dat.)
ergo: therefore
et: and
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
pār paris: equal
que (enclitic) - and
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your
uxor uxōris f.: wife
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live
vocō -āre: call

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