Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Omnia Tua Tecum Porta

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

Omnia Tua Tecum Porta
Instructum virtute animum ingeniique vigorem
Fer tecum, et tutas dives habebis opes.

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

instructus, -a, -um: furnished, equipped with
vigor (vigōris, m.): force, vigor, liveliness

animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
et: and
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
ingenium -ī n.: disposition, ability, talent
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
ops opis f.: assistance, resources
portō -āre: carry a load
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tutus -a -um: safe, protected
tuus -a -um: your
virtūs -ūtis f.: valor, manliness, virtue

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