Sunday, July 31, 2011


This is one of the Latin epigrams of the Renaissance scholar and Catholic saint, Sir Thomas More.

Tristia qui pateris, perfer; sors tristia solvet:
Quod si non faciat sors, tibi mors faciet.

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

patientia (patientiae, f.): endurance, patience
perferō, perferre: carry through, bear till the end

faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
mors mortis f.: death
nōn: not
patior patī passus sum: permit, endure
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sī: if
solvō solvere solvī solūtum: release, set sail
sors sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
tristis -e: sad, solemn, grim
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)

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