Monday, June 4, 2012

Finitur more solito...

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This rhyming distich comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Finitur more solito res laeta dolore;
Post rem, quae lenit, res mala saepe venit.

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:

lēnio, -īre, lēnīvī, lēnītum - alleviate, ease, moderate

dolor -ōris m.: pain, grief
fīnio -īre: limit, bound
laetus -a -um: glad, joyful
malus -a -um: evil
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
post: after (adv. and prep. +acc.)
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
saepe: often
soleo -ēre -uī -itum: be accustomed
venio -īre vēnī ventum: come

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