Sunday, June 12, 2016

10. Non Omnibus Annis

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Non Omnibus Annis
Diversos diversa iuvant; non omnibus annis
   Omnia conveniunt: res, prius apta, nocet.

: Giuseppe Gatti, Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi (1703). Meter: Elegiac. Note the use of annus here to mean a season or time of life.

Different things (diversa) benefit different people (iuvant diversos); not all things are suitable (non omnia conveniunt) for all ages (omnibus annis): a thing (res), previously appropriate (prius apta), can be harmful (nocet).

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

annus -ī m.: year
aptus -a -um: fit, suitable
conveniō -venīre -vēnī -ventum: assemble, meet; agree
dīversus -a -um: different, diverse
iuvō iuvāre iūvī iūtum: help, assist; please, delight
noceō nocēre nocuī: harm
nōn: not
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
prior -ius: earlier, preceding; prius or priusquam: before
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)