Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sine Cura

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Sine Cura
Quod curas, cura sine cura: gratia namque,
Te quaerente, fugit; te fugiente, venit.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 5.7. 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:

Care (cura) about what you care about (quod curas) without care (sine cura): for grace (gratia namque), if you seek it (te quaerente), flees (fugit); if you flee (te fugiente), it comes (venit).

namque: for indeed, truly

cūra -ae f.: care, concern
cūrō -āre: care for (+ acc.)
fugiō fugere fūgī fugitum: flee, escape
grātia -ae f.: favor, influence, gratitude
quaerō -rere -sīvī-situm: seek, inquire
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sine: without (+ abl.)
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
veniō venīre vēnī ventum: come

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