Thursday, May 24, 2012

De Senum Prudentia

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

De Senum Prudentia
A sene consilium quaeras; prudentia rerum
Est illis, sine qua curia quaeque perit.

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

prūdentia, f. - foresight, knowledge, skill, wisdom

ā, ab, abs: from, by (+abl.)
cōnsilium -ī n.: plan; council, group of advisors
cūria -ae f.: senate-house
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
ille, illa, illud: that
pereo -īre -iī -itum: perish, be lost
quaero -ere -sīvī -situm: seek, inquire
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
quis-, quae-, quidque: each one, everyone
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
senex -is m.: old man, elder; senior, older
sine: without (+ abl.)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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