Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mors Christi

This is from the enormous anthology of distich poetry assembled by Barthold Nihus, Epigrammata Disticha, published in 1642; the poem is anonymous.

Mors Christi
Morti morte tua mortem moriendo dedisti,
Et tua sit mortis, Christe, medela meae.

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

Christus (Christī, m.): Christ
medēla (medēlae, f.): cure, healing

dō dare dedī datum: give
et: and
meus -a -um: my
morior morī mortuus sum: die
mors mortis f.: death
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tuus -a -um: your