Monday, April 2, 2012

Signum Ruinae

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Signum Ruinae
Urbes, regna, domos, iuvenum quas rexerit ardor,
Sint quamquam fortes, certa ruina manet.

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:

ardor, ardōris m. - fire, flame, heat
ruīna f. - falling down, downfall, destruction

certus -a -um: sure, fixed; certē, certainly, surely
domus -ūs f.: house, home
fortis -e: brave
iuvenis -is m.: youth
maneō manēre mānsī mānsum: remain
quamquam: however, although
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rēgnum -ī n.: kingship, kingdom
regō regere rēxī rectum: guide, rule
sīgnum -ī n.: sign, standard, mark
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
urbs urbis f.: city

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