Friday, July 29, 2011

Gaudium Dulce

This poem is from the Hortulus Carminum Selectorum by Josephus Perez (1627-1694).

Gaudium Dulce
Dulcia non meruit, qui non gustavit amara,
Et qui non studuit, sunt illi gaudia rara.

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

amārus, -a, -um: bitter, pungent, harsh
gustō, gustāre, gustāvī: taste, enjoy, experience

dulcis -e: sweet
et: and
gaudium -ī n.: delight, joy, pleasure
ille illa illud: that
mereō merēre meruī meritum: deserve, merit; serve as a soldier
nōn: not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rarus -a -um: wide apart, loose, thin; rare, seldom
studeō -ēre -uī: be eager, be zealous, care for (+ dat.)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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