Saturday, July 14, 2012

Deum Dilige et Vicinum

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Deum Dilige et Vicinum
Dilige corde deum toto super omnia; post quem,
Dilige vicinum, sicut te diligis ipsum.

Source: Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus (1730). Meter: Dactylic Hexameter. You can read more about the Golden Rule in this Wikipedia article.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

cor cordis n.: heart; cordī est, it is pleasing to (+ dat.)
deus -ī m.; dea -ae f. god; goddess
dīligō -ligere -lēxī -lēctum: choose, cherish, love
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
post: after (adv. and prep. +acc.)
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sīcut: just as
super: over (adv. and prep. +acc.)
tōtus -a -um: whole, entire
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vīcīnus -a -um: neighboring, near

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TranslationLove god [dilige deum] with your whole heart [corde toto] above all things [super omnia]; after God [post quem], love your neighbor [dilige vicinum], sicut [just as] you love yourself [diligis te ipsum].

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