Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Si vis laudari...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This little poem is from Gartner's Dicteria Proverbialia (1598).

Si vis laudari, si vis carusque vocari,
Discas adulari: nam tales sunt modo cari.



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

adūlor, -ārī - flatter, fawn upon
cārus -a -um - dear, beloved, precious, costly

disco -ere didicī: learn
laudo -āre: praise
modo: just, just now
nam: for, indeed, really
que: and (enclitic)
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tālis tale: such
voco -āre: call
volo velle voluī: wish, be willing


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