Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ratione Omnia Vinces

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Ratione Omnia Vinces
Omnia quo vincas, rationi subiice mentem;
   Quam multos, si te rexerit una, reges!

Source: Iohannes Pignevvart (1624), Cato Bernardinus. 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:

subiiciō, subiicere: throw under, make subject to

mēns mentis f.: mind
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
quam: how?; (after comparative) than
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
ratio -ōnis f.: method, plan, reason
regō regere rēxī rectum: guide, rule
sī: if
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
ūnus -a -um: one
vincō vincere vīcī victum: conquer