Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pares in Hora Ultima

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Pares in Hora Ultima
Noctes atque dies metam properamus ad unam;
Ultima nos omnes efficit hora pares.

Source: Giuseppe Gatti, Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi (1703). Meter: Elegiac.

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:

mēta (mētae, f.): cone, goal

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
diēs diēī m./f.: day
efficiō -ficere -fēcī -fectum: bring about, complete; render (+ ut + subj.)
hōra -ae f.: hour
nōs nostrum/nostrī nobis nōs: we
nox noctis f.: night
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
pār paris: equal
properō -āre: hasten, speed
ūltimus -a -um: farthest, final, last, ultimate
ūnus -a -um: one