Monday, July 16, 2012

Non Semper Tecta

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Non Semper Tecta
In tenebris tacite mala quae peccata patrantur,
Non semper sicut tecta fuere latent.

Source: Anton Moker (1540-1605), Decalogus Metricus. Meter: Elegiac. Note that fuere = fuerunt.

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:

pātrō, pātrāre: perform, accomplish

in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
lateō latēre latuī: lie hidden, be hidden
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
nōn: not
peccō -āre: commit a wrong, injure
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
semper: always, ever
sīcut: just as
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent
tegō tegere tēxī tēctum: cover, conceal
tenebrae -brārum f. pl.: darkness, the shadows