Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Omne Nimium Nocet

This is an item from Anton Moker's Decalogus metricus et paraenetica disticha, published in 1573. You can see the book at GoogleBooks.

Omne Nimium Nocet
Omne nocet nimium; nequeunt moderata nocere:
Naturae nimium est res inimica bonae.

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

moderātus, -a, -um: limited, bounded
nequeō, nequīre: be unable, cannot

bonus -a -um: good
inimīcus -a -um: unfriendly
nātūra -ae f.: nature
nimius -a -um: too much, excessive; nimis or nimium: excessively
noceō nocēre nocuī: harm
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist