Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Fabula Facilis: Formica Transformata


Bestia,
quae nunc formica est,
agricola olim fuit,
fur pessimus,
qui clam surripiebat
vicinorum messes et sata.
Dei indignati sunt
et hominem transformant
in hanc bestiolam.
Formica,
inveteratae consuetudinis haud oblita,
hominis formam exuit,
non mores suos.
Ut antea,
huc et illuc per campos excurrit,
furtim grana vicinorum suffurans.
Fabula docet:
Difficile est
naturam et mores dediscere.

This story is based on 650. Formica Transformata.
Homo Formica Factus

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formica - ant
transformo - change shape, transform
bestia - creature, animal
qui - who, which, that
nunc - now
sum - be, exist
agricola - farmer
olim - once, once upon a time
fur - thief
pessimus - very bad, worst
clam - secretly, stealthily
surripio - snatch, steal, filch
vicinus - neighbor
messis - harvest, crop
satus - planted, sown
deus - god
indignatus - indignant, resentful
homo - person, man
in - in, into
hic - this, this one
bestiola - little creature
inveteratus - old, long-standing
consuetudo - habit
haud - not, not at all
oblitus - forgetful, having forgotten
forma - shape, form
exuo - take off, shed
non - not, no
mos - custom, habit, character
suus - reflexive possessive pronoun
ut - as, just as
antea - formerly, before
huc - hither, to here
illuc - thither, to there
per - through, by way of
campus - field
excurro - run out
furtim - secretly, imperceptibly
granum - grain, kernel
suffuro - steal, steal secretly
fabula - story, tale, fable
doceo - teach
difficilis - difficult, hard
natura - nature
dedisco - unlearn, forget
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2 comments:

lzkarol said...

Cur in fabula legimus "Deus indigntati sunt" et non "Dii indignati sunt" aut "Deus indignatus est"?

Laura Gibbs said...

Quod digiti mei stulti sunt, et latine non loquuntur! :-)
Iam correctum est.