Saturday, April 14, 2012

De Principe

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

De Principe
Qui prohibere potest, causam tribuisse videtur
Peccandi, quicquid non vetat illicitum.

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:

illicitus -a -um - forbidden, unlawful, illicit
tribuō -ere -uī tribūtum: assign, bestow, grant

causa -ae f.: cause, reason
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
nōn: not
peccō -āre: commit a wrong, injure
possum posse potuī: be able
prīnceps -cipis: first, chief
prohibeō -ēre -uī -itum: restrain, keep away
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
quisquis quidquid: whoever, whichever
vetō -āre vetuī vetītum: forbid
videō vidēre vīdī vīsum: see

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