Thursday, May 19, 2011

Inedita

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Inedita
Cur ego non edam in lucem mea disticha quaeris;
Edita, si mala sunt, quis revocare potest?


The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

distichum (distichī, n.): distich, two-line poem
ineditus, -a, -um: not published

cūr: why?
ēdō ēdere ēdidi ēditum: put forth, state, explain
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
lūx lūcis f.: light of day
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
meus -a -um: my
nōn: not
possum posse potuī: be able
quaerō -rere -sīvī-situm: seek, inquire
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
revocō -āre: call back, recall
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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