Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Veri Amoris Nullus est Finis

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Veri Amoris Nullus est Finis
Numquam vera fuit caritas, quae desinit esse,
Nam nullus veri finis amoris erit.

Source: Michaelis Verinus (c.1469-c.1487), Disticha. Meter: Elegiac. Note the lovely interweaving of the nominative and genitive noun phrases: nullus veri finis amoris.

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:

cāritas (cāritātis, f.): love, charity

amor -ōris m.: love
dēsinō -sinere -sīvī -situm: leave off, cease
fīnis -is m.: end, boundary
nam or namque: for, indeed, really
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
numquam: never
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly

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