Sunday, July 22, 2012

Quisque Iugum Fert Suum

This poem is from a book entitled Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus, first published in 1730.

Quisque Iugum Fert Suum
Nulla domus crucibus vacat; hic et ubique dolores,
Fertque suo proprium corpore quisque iugum.

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

crux (crucis, f.): cross
ubīque: anywhere, everywhere

corpus corporis n.: body
dolor -ōris m.: pain, grief
domus -ūs f.: house, home
et: and
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
hīc: here; hinc: from here
iugum -ī n.: yoke; ridge, chain of hills
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
proprius -a -um: one’s own, peculiar
que (enclitic) - and
quis- quae- quidque: each one, everyone
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
vacō vacāre: be empty, open, unoccupied