Saturday, March 17, 2012

Unde Senatus Dictus

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Unde Senatus Dictus
A senibus prisci sanctum dixere senatum;
Ast robur iuvenum, consiliumque senum.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are three words which are not on the DCC list:

ast - but, on the contrary, yet
priscus -a -um - ancient, early, former
rōbur, rōboris n. - oak, tough core, strength, robustness

ā, ab, abs: from, by (+abl.)
cōnsilium -ī n.: plan; council, group of advisors
dīco dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
iuvenis -is m.: youth
que: and (enclitic)
sānctus -a -um: sacred, inviolable
senātus -ūs m.: senate
senex -is m.: old man, elder; senior, older
unde: from where

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