Monday, May 28, 2012

Natura, Ratio, Deusque


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Natura, Ratio, Deusque
Non quid agunt alii, naturae at respice quid lex,
   Quid ratio suadet recta, Deusque iubet.


Source: Urbano Appendini (1777-1834), De Educatione Disticha. 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:

suādeo, suādēre: urge, recommend, suggest


ago agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
alius -a -um: other, another
at: but, but yet
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
iubeo -ēre iūssī iūssum: bid, order
lēx lēgis: f. law
nātūra -ae f.: nature
nōn: not
que: and (enclitic)
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
ratio -ōnis f.: method, plan, reason
rectus -a -um: straight, direct
respicio -ere -spēxi -spectum: look back, regard, consider

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