Thursday, July 19, 2012

In Momum

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This is a poem by John Dunbar (c. 1585 - 1626), a Scottish neo-Latin poet. You can read more about Dunbar at Dana Sutton's online edition of Dunbar's epigrammatic poetry.

In Momum
Omnia cum nostri mala sunt tibi carmina libri,
Hic etiam finis sit tibi, Mome, malus.

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:

Mōmus (Mōmī, m.): Momus, critic among the gods

carmen -inis n.: song
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
etiam: also, even
fīnis -is m.: end, boundary
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
liber librī m.: book
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
noster nostra nostrum: our
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)