Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Maximae Opes Prodesse

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Maximae Opes Prodesse
Si prosis multis, multum tibi proderis ipsi;
Hac una firmae lege parantur opes.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 2.49. Meter: Elegiac. Note how the intensifying ipsi goes with tibi.

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:

firmus, -a, -um: steady, solid, strong, firm

hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
lēx lēgis: f. law
māximus -a -um: greatest; māximē: most, especially, very much
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
ops opis f.: assistance, resources
parō -āre: prepare, acquire; parātus -a -um, ready
prōsum -desse -fuī: be of use, do good, help (+ dat.)
sī: if
ūnus -a -um: one