Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tempora Praetereunt


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Tempora Praetereunt
Disce, puer, dum tempus habes, ne tempora perdas;
   Tempora praetereunt more fluentis aquae.


Source: Florilegium Gottingense (ed. Voigt), 43. Meter: Elegiac.

Boy, learn (disce puer) while there is time (dum tempus habes) so you don't waste time (ne tempora perdas); time goes by (tempora praetereunt) like flowing water (more fluentis aquae).

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

praetereō, praeterīre: pass, go by

aqua -ae f. water
disco -ere didicī: learn
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
fluo -ere fluī fluxum: flow
habeo -ēre -uī habitum: have, hold
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
nē: lest, that not
perdo -ere -didī -ditum: destroy
praetereo -īre -iī -itum: pass, pass over
puer, puerī m.: boy; slave
tempus -oris n.: time

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