Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Consilium Utile

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Consilium Utile
Consilium per se magnas habet utile vires,
Quo sine nil robur, nil manus ulla valet.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 1.58. Meter: Elegiac. Note the poetic word order in the second line: quo sine = sine quo (consilio).

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:

rōbur (rōboris, n.): oak, tough core, strength

cōnsilium -ī n.: plan; council, group of advisors
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
māgnus -a -um great
manus -ūs m.: hand; band of men
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
per: through (+acc.)
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sine: without (+ abl.)
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
ūllus -a -um: any, anyone
utilis -e: useful
valeō valēre valuī: be strong, excel, be valid, prevail; valē: farewell!
vīs f.: force; (acc.) vim, (abl.) vī; (pl.) vīrēs, strength