Monday, June 4, 2012

Flos et Fructus


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Flos et Fructus
Ingenium, nisi sit studium, flos est sine fructu;
   Haec duo iuncta simul fructificare solent.


Source: Florilegium Gottingense (ed. Voigt), 230. Meter: Elegiac.

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:

fructifico, -āre - be fruitful, bear fruit

duo: two
flōs, flōris m.: flower, bloom
frūctus -ūs m.: fruit, crops; enjoyment, delight
hic, haec, hoc: this; hōc, on this account
ingenium -ī n.: disposition, ability, talent
iungo -ere iūnxī iūnctum: join
nisi/nī: if not, unless
simul: at the same time
sine: without (+ abl.)
soleo -ēre -uī -itum: be accustomed
studium -ī n.: eagerness, zeal
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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