Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ubi Terror, Ibi Timor

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

Ubi Terror, Ibi Timor
Qui terret multos, multos sibi subiicit ille,
Multorumque idem vimque dolosque timet.

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:

subiiciō, subiicere: throw under, make subject to
terror (terrōris, m.): terror, fear, panic

dolus -ī m.: artifice, device, trick
ibi: there
īdem eadem idem: the same
ille illa illud: that
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
que (enclitic) - and
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
terreō terrēre terruī territum: terrify, frighten
timeō -ēre -uī: to fear, to dread
timor -ōris m.: fear
ubi: where, when
vīs f.: force; (acc.) vim, (abl.) vī; (pl.) vīrēs, strength