Latin final on Petrarch’s letter to Cicero

heu
injerection meaning “alas”

tenebas
2nd person singular, imperfect indicative of a verb meaning “to hold”

ostendebas
2nd person singular, imperfect indicative of a verb meaning “to show”

recte
adverb meaning “straightly, correctly, in the right way”

ambularent
3rd person plural, imperfect subjunctive of a verb meaning “to walk”

cecidisti
2nd person singular, perfect tense of a verb meaning “to fall”

impegit
3rd person singular, perfect indicative of a verb meaning “to pull, draw”

tantum
adverb meaning “so much”

fide
noun in the ablative case

movebaris
2nd person singular, imperfect indicative, passive voice of a ver meaning “to move”

trahebat
3rd person singular, imperfect indicative of a verb meaning “to push, drive”

dicebas
2nd person singular, imperfect indicative of a verb meaning “to say”

temetipsum
Emphatice pronoun meaning “you, yourself”

nolebas
2nd person singular, imperfect indicative of a verb “to not want”

utinam
conjunction that introduces a subjunctive clause and means “would that, if only”

potuisses
2nd persons singular, pluperfect subjunctive of a verb meaning “to be able”

senescere
Present active infinitive of a verb meaning “to grow old”

cogitavisses
2nd person singular, pluperfect subjunctive meaning “to think”

habuisses
2nd person singular, pluperfect subjunctive of a verb meaning “to have”

vale
2nd person singular, imperative of a verb meaning “to be well” used as a way of saying goodby

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