Sunday, June 5, 2011

In Tribulatione Virtus

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

In Tribulatione Virtus
Quod fornax auro, facit hoc tribulatio iustis;
Rebus in adversis certa probanda fides.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

fornax (fornācis, f.): furnace, oven
trībulātio (trībulātiōnis, f.): distress, trouble

adversus -a -um: facing, opposed; unfavorable; adversus (-um): (adv. and prep.) facing, opposite, against, opposed (to)
aurum -ī n.: gold
certus -a -um: sure, fixed; certē, certainly, surely
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
fidēs -eī f.: trust, faith
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
iūstus -a -um: right, just, fair
probō -āre: approve, prove; convince one (dat.) of a thing (acc.)
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
virtūs -ūtis f.: valor, manliness, virtue