Thursday, April 26, 2012

Patiens Inversus, et Patientia Diversa

Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 7.56.

Patiens Inversus, et Patientia Divisa
Esse volo patiens, si nolo cogor, at in spe:
Hac ego fio potens entia cuncta pati.

I will, or must be patient, hoping still:
All things by this I suffer can, or will.

Here is the vocabulary:

patior - endure, suffer
inverto - turn upside down, change
et - and
patientia - endurance, patience
divido - divide, separate
sum - be, exist
volo - want, wish, will
si - if
nolo - want not, refuse
cogo - collect, compel, force
at - but
in - in, into
spes - hope
hic - this, this one
ego - I, me
fio - be made, become, happen
potens - powerful, capable
cunctus - all, every, entire