Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Parentibus Pares

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Parentibus Pares
Dedecus est natis caros habuisse parentes,
   Ni studeant illis moribus esse pares.

Source: Giuseppe Gatti, Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi (1703). Meter: Elegiac.

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:

dēdecus (dēdecoris, n.): disgrace, dishonor

cārus -a -um: dear
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
ille illa illud: that
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
nātūra -ae f.: nature
nisi/nī: if not, unless
pār paris: equal
parēns -ntis m./f.: parent
studeō -ēre -uī: be eager, be zealous, care for (+ dat.)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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