Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ut Faustus Sis

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Ut Faustus Sis
Fac et fer: bona fac, mala fer; fac fortia, dura
Fer; fac maxima, fer plurima: faustus eris.

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:

Do and endure (fac et fer): do good things bona fac(), endure bad things (mala fer); do brave things (fac fortia), endure harsh things (dura fer); do the most you can (fac maxima), endure as much as you must (fer plurima): you will be fortunate (faustus eris).

faustus, -a, -um: lucky, fortunate, prosperous

bonus -a -um: good
dūrus -a -um: hard, tough, harsh
et: and
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
fortis -e: brave
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
māximus -a -um: greatest; māximē: most, especially, very much
plurimus -a -um: the greatest number of, very many; plurimī, most people
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist