Monday, May 28, 2012

Animi Quies

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Animi Quies
Sola quies animi nos omni ex parte beatos
Efficit; hanc verum dixeris esse bonum.

Source: Urbano Appendini (1777-1834), De Educatione Disticha. Meter: Elegiac.

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:

Quiet of the mind (quies animi) alone makes us blessed (sola nos beatos efficit) in every way (omni ex parte); you could say (dixeris) it is (hanc esse) a truly good thing (verum bonum).

quies, quiētis f. - calm, rest, quiet

animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
beatus -a -um: happy, blessed, prosperous, fortunate
bonus -a -um: good
dīco dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
efficio -ficere -fēcī -fectum: bring about, complete; render (+ ut + subj.)
ex, ē: out of, from (+ abl.)
hic, haec, hoc: this; hōc, on this account
nōs, nostrum/nostrī nobis nōs: we
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
pars, partis f.: part
sōlus -a -um: only, alone; sōlum (adv.), only, merely
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly

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