Friday, July 20, 2012

In Simulate Loquentem

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In Simulate Loquentem
Tu quod es, esse negas; quod non es, id esse laboras:
Sic tibi, sic aliis esse videre nihil.

Source: Melchior Sylvester Eckhard (1600-1650), Epigrammata. Meter: Elegiac. Note that videre = videris, "you seem."

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:

simulātus, -a, -um: imitation, affected; adv. simulātē

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
is ea id: he, she, it
labōrō -āre: toil, work; be in trouble
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
negō -āre: deny, refuse
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
nōn: not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut: in the same way as
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
videō vidēre vīdī vīsum: see