Monday, June 18, 2012

Sapientia Mentis


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Sapientia Mentis
Non cures, iuvenis, multum qua veste tegaris;
In vestimentis non est sapientia mentis.


Source: Andreas Gartner, Proverbialia Dicteria (1578). Meter: Dactylic Hexameter. Note the rhyme: vestimentis-mentis.

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:

vestīmentum (vestīmentī, n.): clothes, robe

cūrō -āre: care for (+ acc.)
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
iuvenis -is m.: youth
mēns mentis f.: mind
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nōn: not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sapientia -ae f.: wisdom
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tegō tegere tēxī tēctum: cover, conceal
vestis -is f.: garment, robe, clothing

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