Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quae Sensus Pervertunt

This is from the Aureola Emblemata of Nicolaus Reusnerus (1545-1602).

Quae Sensus Pervertunt
Saepe solent hominum sensus pervertere rectos
Quattuor haec: odium, munera, terror, amor.


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

pervertō, pervertere: subvert, ruin, corrupt
terror (terrōris, m.): terror, fear, panic

amor -ōris m.: love
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
homo hominis m.: human being
mūnus mūneris n.: gift, offering
odium -ī n.: hatred
quattuor: four
rectus -a -um: straight, direct
saepe: often
sēnsus -ūs m.: feeling, emotion, sense
soleō -ēre -uī -itum: be accustomed

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