Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Secreta Tacere, Fidem Retinere

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Secreta Tacere, Fidem Retinere
Nil homini credas qui nec secreta tacere
Ore potest, animo nec retinere fidem.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 2.81. 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:

sēcrētus, -a, -um: hidden away, private, secret

animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
crēdō crēdere crēdidī crēditum: believe
fidēs -eī f.: trust, faith
homo hominis m.: human being
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
ōs ōris n.: mouth, face
possum posse potuī: be able
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
retineō -tinēre -tinuī -tentum: hold back, keep
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent

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