Monday, April 23, 2012

Scire Mori est Honos Mortis

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Scire Mori est Honos Mortis
Mortis honos est scire mori: vitaeque beatae,
Exitus est testis, qui sine labe fuit.


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

exitus, exitūs m. - going out, end, conclusion
lābes, lābis f. - spot, blemish, defect, disgrace

beatus -a -um: happy, blessed, prosperous, fortunate
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
morior morī mortuus sum: die
mors mortis f.: death
que (enclitic) - and
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sciō -īre -īvī/-iī -ītum: know
sine: without (+ abl.)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
testis -is m.: witness
vīta -ae f.: life



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