Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Credere Se Alienis

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Credere Se Alienis
Non est tuta salus alienis credita telis;
Venales mutat quaelibet aura manus.

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

quīlibet, quaelibet, quodlibet: whoever, anybody
vēnālis, -e (vēnālis): for sale, for hire

aliēnus -a -um: foreign, strange
aura -ae f.: breeze
crēdō crēdere crēdidī crēditum: believe
manus -ūs m.: hand; band of men
mūtō -āre: change
nōn: not
salūs -ūtis f.: health, safety
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tēlum -ī n.: missile, weapon, spear
tutus -a -um: safe, protected

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