Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Thirukkural – 593

 

They don’t wallow in misery saying “our wealth is lost”,
Those who possess firm resolve.

ஆக்கம் இழந்தேமென்று அல்லாவார் ஊக்கம்
ஒருவந்தம் கைத்துடை யார்.

People who possess a strong and firm spirit will not be dispirited when they lose their wealth.

ஆக்கம் – wealth
இழந்தேம் – we lost
அல்லாவார் – will not suffer
ஊக்கம் – spirit / resolve
ஒருவந்தம் – firm
கைத்துடையார் – கை + உடையார் – possess

 

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