Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Amor Est Causa Timoris

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Amor Est Causa Timoris
Quae tu contemnes, numquam amisisse dolebit,
Nam magni est nimius causa timoris amor.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

āmittō -mittere -mīsī -missum: let go, send away
amor -ōris m.: love
causa -ae f.: cause, reason
contemnō -temnere -tempsī -temptum: despise, scorn, disdain
doleō -ēre doluī: feel pain or grief, grieve
māgnus -a -um great
nam or namque: for, indeed, really
nimius -a -um: too much, excessive; nimis or nimium: excessively
numquam: never
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
timor -ōris m.: fear
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)

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