Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Esto memor mortis...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. I found this poem in the collection Philosophia Patrum edited by Julius Wegeler.

Esto memor mortis fueris dum corpore fortis;
Mors stans ante fores dicit tibi: corrige mores!

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

corrigo, -ere, correxī, correctum - correct, improve, straighten
foris, foris f. - door, gate, entrance
memor, memoris - mindful of, remembering

ante: before, in front of (adv. and prep. + acc.)
corpus, corporis n.: body
dīco dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
fortis -e: brave
mors mortis f.: death
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
sto stāre stetī statum: stand
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)

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