Sunday, March 25, 2012

Vivendum Tamquam Sit Ultima Dies

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Vivendum Tamquam Sit Ultima Dies
Compositis vivas ceu sit lux ultima rebus,
Incautum ne te Parca severa premat.

Here is the vocabulary:

vivo - live
tamquam - just like, as if
sum - be, exist
ultimus - last, uttermost, final
dies - day
compono - arrange, compose, order
ceu - as if, just as
lux - light
res - thing
incautus - off one's guard, unaware
ne - so that not, lest
tu - you
Parca - personification of Fate
severus - strict, serious
premo - press, overwhelm