Friday, April 27, 2012

Recta Conscientia

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Recta Conscientia
Gaudia vera dabit mens omnis criminis expers:
Hei mihi, quam pauci gaudia vera ferent.

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

conscientia f. - shared knowledge, conscience, sense of guilt
expers, expertis - having no part in, free from
hei - alas! woe!

crīmen -inis n.: verdict, accusation
dō dare dedī datum: give
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
gaudium -ī n.: delight, joy, pleasure
mēns mentis f.: mind
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
paucī -ae -a: few
quam: how?; (after comparative) than
rectus -a -um: straight, direct
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly