Monday, May 23, 2011

Reprehendit Mori Timentem

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Reprehendit Mori Timentem
Quod cito decedis, gemis; hac es lege creatus:
Nam tibi longa satis, quae bona vita fuit.


The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

dēcēdo, dēcēdere: depart, depart this life
gemo, gemere: moan, groan, lament

bonus -a -um: good
cītus -a -um: swift; citō swiftly
creō -āre: produce, create; elect, choose
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
lēx lēgis: f. law
longus -a -um: long, far; longē: far, far off
morior morī mortuus sum: die
nam or namque: for, indeed, really
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
satis/sat: enough, sufficient
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
timeō -ēre -uī: to fear, to dread
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vīta -ae f.: life

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