Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ratio Regina, Natura Mater

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Ratio Regina, Natura Mater
Rerum regina est ratio, naturaque mater,
Nam natura parit res, ratioque regit.

Source: Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus (1730). 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:

rēgīna (rēgīnae, f.): queen

māter mātris f.: mother
nam or namque: for, indeed, really
nātūra -ae f.: nature
pariō parere peperī partum: bring forth, give birth to; accomplish
que (enclitic) - and
ratio -ōnis f.: method, plan, reason
regō regere rēxī rectum: guide, rule
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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