Friday, June 10, 2011

Conscientia Bona

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Conscientia Bona
Qui recte vivit, contemnit iussa superbi;
Conscia mens recti nil timuisse potest.


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

conscientia (conscientiae, f.): conscience, sense of guilt
conscius, -a, -um: knowing, conscious, guilty

bonus -a -um: good
contemnō -temnere -tempsī -temptum: despise, scorn, disdain
iubeō iubēre iūssī iūssum: bid, order
mēns mentis f.: mind
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
possum posse potuī: be able
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rectus -a -um: straight, direct
superbus -a -um: overbearing, proud, haughty
timeō -ēre -uī: to fear, to dread
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live

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