Friday, July 20, 2012

Fratres Concordes

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Fratres Concordes
O quantum est animis concordes vivere fratres!
Quod vult unus, mox ut velit, alter idem.

Source: Josephus Perez (1627-1694), Hortulus Carminum. Meter: Elegiac. Note the substantive use of quantum: O quantum, "Oh what a great thing it is..."

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:

concors (concordis): of the same mind, in agreement

alter altera alterum: other of two
animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
frāter frātris m.: brother
īdem eadem idem: the same
mox: soon
quantus -a -um: (interr.) how great? (rel.) of what size, amount, etc.
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ūnus -a -um: one
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing

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