Thursday, May 24, 2012

Prudentia


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Prudentia
Ingeniis addo lucem Prudentia, cernens
Quod fuit atque quod est, quaeque futura trahunt.


Source: Georg Fabricius (1516-1571), Disticha. It is Foresight herself, Prudentia, speaking to us in the poem. Meter: Elegiac.

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 (prūdentiae, f.): foresight, wisdom

addo -dere -didī -ditum: give to
atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
cerno cernere crēvī crētum: discern, separate
ingenium -ī n.: disposition, ability, talent
lūx, lūcis f.: light of day
que: and (enclitic)
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
traho -ere trāxī trāctum: drag, draw


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