Saturday, July 14, 2012

Parentes Dilige

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Parentes Dilige
Diligit atque colit caros quicumque parentes,
   Perpetuo felix atque beatus erit.

Source: Anton Moker (1540-1605), Decalogus Metricus. Meter: Elegiac. Note the use of perpetuo as an adverb: perpetuo (tempore), for all time.

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

Whoever (quicumque) loves and cherishes (diligit atque colit) his dear parents (caros parentes) will be happy and fortunate (erit felix atque beatus) forever (perpetuo).

atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
beatus -a -um: happy, blessed, prosperous, fortunate
cārus -a -um: dear
colō colere coluī cultum: inhabit, cultivate
dīligō -ligere -lēxī -lēctum: choose, cherish, love
fēlīx -īcis: lucky; adv. fēlīciter
parēns -ntis m./f.: parent
perpetuus -a -um: unbroken, perpetual
quī- quae- quodcumque: who-, whatever
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist