Friday, March 30, 2012

Quomodo Dives Efficitur

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Quomodo Dives Efficitur
Vis fieri dives? Christi praecepta sequaris;
Diminuas animi grandia vota tui.

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

Christus, m. - Christ
dīminuo -ere - break into small pieces, destroy
grandis, grande; grandis - great, large, grand

animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
efficiō -ficere -fēcī -fectum: bring about, complete; render (+ ut + subj.)
fīō fierī factus sum: become
praeceptum -i n.: rule, precept; command
quōmodo: in what way, how?
sequor sequī secūtus sum: follow
tuus -a -um: your
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing
votum -ī n.: solemn promise, vow; hope

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