Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vivo Ut Moriar

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Vivo Ut Moriar
Ut moriar vivo, moriorque ut vivere possim;
Sic operas tradunt vitaque morsque sibi.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 4.88. Meter: Elegiac. Note the que...que... construction, like, vitaque morsque, "both life and death."

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

morior morī mortuus sum: die
mors mortis f.: death
opera -ae f.: labor, activity, work
possum posse potuī: be able
que (enclitic) - and
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut: in the same way as
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
trādō -dere -didī -ditum: hand over, yield
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
vīta -ae f.: life
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live

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