Sunday, April 10, 2011

Prudentia Vincit

This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Prudentia Vincit
Virtutes alias tantum prudentia vincit,
Quantum oculus sensus eminet ante alios.

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:

ēmineō, ēminēre: stand out, be prominent
prūdentia (prūdentiae, f.): foresight, wisdom

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
ante: before, in front of (adv. and prep. + acc.)
oculus -ī m.: eye
quantus -a -um: (interr.) how great? (rel.) of what size, amount, etc.
sēnsus -ūs m.: feeling, emotion, sense
tantus -a -um: so great, so much; tantum: only
vincō vincere vīcī victum: conquer
virtūs -ūtis f.: valor, manliness, virtue