Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dilectio Vera

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Dilectio Vera
Tempore felici non cognoscuntur amici;
Sorte patet misera, quae sit dilectio vera.

Source: Philosophia Patrum (ed. Wegeler), 1354. Meter: Dactylic Hexameter. Note the rhymes: felici-amici and misera-vera.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

dīlectio (dīlectiōnis, f.): love, affection

amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
cōgnōsco -ere -gnōvī -gnitum:  learn, understand
fēlīx -īcis: lucky; adv. fēlīciter
miser misera miserum: wretched, pitiable
nōn: not
pateo -ēre patuī: lie open, extend, spread
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sors, sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tempus -oris n.: time
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly

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