Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pecuniae Talenta

This is from Antoine Ferdinand Van Vlaenderen's Epigrammata Miscellanea, published in 1666:

Pecuniae Talenta
Si genus et formam regina pecunia donet,
Nobilis et pulcher corpore dives erit.

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

rēgīna (rēgīnae, f.): queen
talentum (talentī, n.): sum of money, weight; talent

corpus corporis n.: body
dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
dōnō -āre: present with a gift (+ acc. of person and abl. of thing)
et: and
fōrma -ae f.: shape; beauty
genus generis n.: origin, lineage, kind
nōbilis -e: distinguished, noble; (as subst.) a nobleman or woman
pecūnia -ae f.: money
pulcher -chra -chrum: beautiful
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist