Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dicere et facere sunt diversa

This little poem is by Johan Glandorp (1555-1612); you can see Suringar's edition at GoogleBooks.

Dicere et facere sunt diversa
Multum inter sese praestare et dicere pugnant:
Illud difficile est; hoc nihil est levius.

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

dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
difficilis -e: not easy, hard, difficult
dīversus -a -um: different, diverse
et: and
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
ille illa illud: that
inter: between, among; during (+ acc.)
levis -e: light, trivial
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
praestō -stāre -stitī -stitum: excel, exhibit
pūgno -āre: fight
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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