Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nil Ultra Vires

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Nil Ultra Vires
In medio consiste; tuis par viribus esto,
Ne nimio serpas pondere victus humi.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 4.37. Meter: Elegiac. Note the future imperative, esto, along with the present imperative consiste.

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:

serpo, serpere: creep, crawl

cōnsistō -sistere -stitī: take position; consist (+ abl.)
humus -ī f.: ground; humī: on the ground
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
medius -a -um: middle, central
nē: lest, that not
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
nimius -a -um: too much, excessive; nimis or nimium: excessively
pār paris: equal
pondus ponderis n.: weight
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tuus -a -um: your
ultrā: beyond, further (adv. and prep. + acc.)
vincō vincere vīcī victum: conquer
vīs f.: force; (acc.) vim, (abl.) vī; (pl.) vīrēs, strength