Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Non reddas pravis...

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.

Non reddas pravis malefacta, sed esto suavis;
Sic facies mentem mundo Dominoque placentem.

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

malefacio -ere, malefēcī, malefactum - do evil, injure
prāvus -a -um - vicious, perverse, bad; adv. prave
suāvis, -e; suāvis - sweet, pleasant, charming

dominus -ī m.; domina -ae f.: household master, lord; mistress
facio facere fēcī factum: do, make
mēns mentis f.: mind
mundus -ī m.: world, universe, heavens
nōn: not
placeo -ēre placuī placitum: please
que: and (enclitic)
reddo -dere -didī -ditum: return, give back
sed: but
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist