Sunday, July 22, 2012

Non Omnia Possumus Omnes

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

Non Omnia Possumus Omnes
Urge quisque tuum; non omnia possumus omnes:
Tu mihi, ego tibi ero commodus, ille aliis.

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:

commodus, -a, -um: suitable, advantageous
urgeo, urgēre: press, push, pursue

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
ille illa illud: that
nōn: not
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
possum posse potuī: be able
quis- quae- quidque: each one, everyone
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your