Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Qui bene vult agere nil...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This one is from Zacher's Altfranzösische Sprichwörter.

Qui bene vult agere nil, quamvis praecipietur,
Omnia vult facere, cum nil sibi praecipietur.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list!

ago agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
bene: well
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
facio facere fēcī factum: do, make
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
praecipio -cipere -cēpī -ceptum: anticipate, advise, warn
quamvīs: however you like; although
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
volo velle voluī: wish, be willing

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