Monday, June 18, 2012

Bono Nihil a Divite Timendum

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Bono Nihil a Divite Timendum
Auro te dives superet, tu pectore forti
   Vince illum: probitas fortior aere tua est.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 5.86. 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:

probitas (probitātis, f.): goodness, honesty, worth

aes aeris n.: copper, bronze
aurum -ī n.: gold
dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
fortis -e: brave
ille illa illud: that
pectus -oris n.: chest, breast
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
superō -āre: overcome, surpass, defeat
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your
vincō vincere vīcī victum: conquer

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