Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Finis, Non Pugna, Coronat

This poem is from the proverbial distichs of Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), which you can read online at the University of Mannheim.

Finis, Non Pugna, Coronat
Fine bono vitam concludere gloria vera est;
Fini, non coeptis, digna corona datur.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

conclūdō, conclūdere: enclose, conclude
corōna (corōnae, f.): garland, wreath, crown

bonus -a -um: good
coepī coepisse coeptus: have begun
dīgnus -a -um: worthy
dō dare dedī datum: give
fīnis -is m.: end, boundary
glōria -ae f.: glory, fame
nōn: not
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly
vīta -ae f.: life