Saturday, July 14, 2012

Non Sine Invidia

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Non Sine Invidia
Est mala sors quae non inimicos efficit ullos;
   Invidiam comitem sors bona semper habet.

Source: Anton Moker (1540-1605), Decalogus Metricus.  Meter: Elegiac.  Note the apposition: habet invidiam comitem, "has envy (as) a companion."

It is a bad fate (Est mala sors) which does not make (quae non efficit ) any enemies; (inimicos ullos;) a good fate (sors bona) always has (semper habet) Envy as its companion (Invidiam comitem).

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

bonus -a -um: good
comes comitis m./f.: companion, comrade; attendant, follower
efficiō -ficere -fēcī -fectum: bring about, complete; render (+ ut + subj.)
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
inimīcus -a -um: unfriendly
invidia -ae f.: envy, jealousy, hatred
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
nōn: not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
semper: always, ever
sine: without (+ abl.)
sors sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ūllus -a -um: any, anyone