Monday, June 4, 2012

Patientia Vincimus

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Patientia Vincimus
Adversam vincit fortis patientia sortem;
Vincere, qui premitur, dura ferendo potest.

Source: Anton Moker (1540-1605), Decalogus Metricus. 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:

patientia (patientiae, f.): endurance, patience

adversus -a -um: turned towards, facing, opposed; unfavorable
dūrus -a -um: hard, tough, harsh
fero ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
fortis -e: brave
possum posse potuī: be able
premo -ere pressī pressum: press, pursue, overwhelm
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sors, sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
vinco vincere vīcī victum: conquer

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