Sunday, June 3, 2012

Disce Pati

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Disce Pati
Nobile vincendi genus est patientia; vincit
Qui patitur; si vis vincere, disce pati.

Source: Andreas Gartner, Proverbialia Dicteria (1578). 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

disco -ere didicī: learn
genus, generis n.: origin, lineage, kind
nōbilis -e: distinguished, noble; (as subst.) a nobleman or woman
patior patī passus sum: permit, endure
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vinco vincere vīcī victum: conquer
volo velle voluī: wish, be willing