Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mores Alieni

This poem comes from the Silva distichorum moralium by François Oudin (1719).

Mores Alieni
Rectius ut vivas, alienos consule mores:
Exprime quae laudas; quae secus, illa fuge.

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

exprimō, exprimere: express, copy
secus: otherwise, differently

aliēnus -a -um: foreign, strange
cōnsulō -sulere -suluī -sultum: consult, plan
fugiō fugere fūgī fugitum: flee, escape
ille illa illud: that
laudō -āre: praise
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rectus -a -um: straight, direct
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live

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