Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pluribus Medicis Non Est Credenda Salus

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Pluribus Medicis Non Est Credenda Salus
Vis febri curari? Medicis ne crede salutem
Pluribus: unus enim sat bonus esse potest.

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

fēbris, fēbris f. - fever
medicus, medicī m. - physician, doctor

bonus -a -um: good
crēdō crēdere crēdidī crēditum: believe
cūrō -āre: care for (+ acc.)
enim: for, indeed
nē: lest, that not
nōn: not
plūs plūris n.: a greater amount or number, more
possum posse potuī: be able
salūs -ūtis f.: health, safety
satis/sat: enough, sufficient
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ūnus -a -um: one
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing