Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Iustos Deus Tuetur

This poem is from the proverbial distichs of Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), which you can read online at the University of Mannheim.

Iustos Deus Tuetur
Multa premunt iustum mala, sed deus eripit illum
Omnibus, et propria munit ab hoste manu.

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

mūniō, munīre: protect, defend, fortify
tueor, tuērī: watch, watch over, protect

ā ab abs: from, by (+abl.)
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
ēripiō -ripere -ripuī -reptum: snatch away, rescue, save
et: and
hostis -is m./f.: stranger, enemy
ille illa illud: that
iūstus -a -um: right, just, fair
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
manus -ūs m.: hand; band of men
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
premō premere pressī pressum: press, pursue, overwhelm
proprius -a -um: one’s own, peculiar
sed: but