Monday, July 16, 2012

Res Male Parta

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Res Male Parta
Non fortunantur bona quae male parta fuerunt:
Res bene parta manet; res male parta perit.

Source: Anton Moker (1540-1605), Decalogus Metricus. Meter: Elegiac. Note that parta in the first line is neuter plural (bona parta), while it is singular in the second line (res parta).

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:

fortūnō, fortūnāre: make happy, bless

bonus -a -um: good
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
maneō manēre mānsī mānsum: remain
nōn: not
pariō parere peperī partum: bring forth, give birth to; accomplish
pereō -īre -iī -itum: perish, be lost
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist