Friday, March 23, 2012

Iudex et Censor Omni Careat Peccato

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Iudex et Censor Omni Careat Peccato
Aspiciat lucem, qui vult damnare tenebras;
Qui carpit mores, labe carere debet.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are three words which are not on the DCC list:

carpo, -ere, carpsī, captum - pick, pluck, snatch
censor, censōris m. - magistrate, censor, critic
lābes, lābis f. - spot, blemish, defect, disgrace

aspicio -ere -spēxī -spectum: look to or at, behold
careo -ēre -uī: lack (+ abl.)
damno -āre: condemn
dēbeo -ēre dēbuī dēbitum: owe, be obliged
et: and
iūdex iūdicis m.: judge, juror
lūx, lūcis f.: light of day
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
pecco -āre: commit a wrong, injure
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
tenebrae -brārum f. pl.: darkness, the shadows
volo velle voluī: wish, be willing