Friday, July 29, 2011

Patientiam Adhibe

This poem is from the Hortulus Carminum Selectorum by Josephus Perez (1627-1694).

Patientiam Adhibe
Omnes humanos vincit patientia casus;
Hanc adhibe: cunctis est medicina malis.

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

medicīna (medicīnae, f.): medicine, remedy
patientia (patientiae, f.): endurance, patience

adhibeō -hibēre -hibuī -hibitum: apply
cāsus -ūs m.: a fall; chance, accident;
cūnctus -a -um: entire all together
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
hūmānus -a -um: human
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vincō vincere vīcī victum: conquer