Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dic mihi quis caelum...

This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Dic mihi: quis caelum stellis ardentibus aptum,
Quis terras late condidit, et maria?


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

aptus -a -um: fit, suitable
ārdeo ārdēre ārsī ārsum: blaze, glow; be eager
caelum -ī n.: sky, heavens
condo -ere -didī -ditum: build, found; store up; hide, conceal
dīco dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
ego me mihi mē: I, me
et: and
lātus -a -um: broad, wide
mare -is f.: sea
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
stella -ae f.: star
terra -ae f.: land

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