Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tibi Facient Rursum

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Tibi Facient Rursum
Quae facies matri, faciet tua filia rursum,
   Filius et faciet, quod facis omne patri.

Source: Anton Moker (1540-1605), Decalogus Metricus. Meter: Elegiac. Note the implied referents of the relative pronouns: quae facies matri, [haec] faciet ... filius et faciet [hoc], quod...

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

What you will do to your mother (quae facies matri) your daughter will do in turn (tua filia faciet rursum) and your son will do (et filius faciet) all that you do to your father (omne quod facis patri).

et: and
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
filia -ae f.; filius -ī m.: daughter; son
filia -ae f.; filius -ī m.: daughter; son
māter mātris f.: mother
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
pater patris m.: father, ancestor
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rūrsus: back, again
tuus -a -um: your