Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lucem Diei in Lecto Videns

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Lucem Diei in Lecto Videns
Qui cupit in lecto lucem videre diei,
Divitiae atque honor hic raro dabuntur ei.

Source: Andreas Gartner, Proverbialia Dicteria (1578). Meter: Elegiac. Note the rhyme: diei-ei.

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:

lectus, lectī m. - bed

atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
cupiō -ere -īvī -ītum: desire
diēs diēī m./f.: day
dīvitiae -ārum f. pl.: riches, wealth
dō dare dedī datum: give
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
is ea id: he, she, it
lūx lūcis f.: light of day
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rarus -a -um: wide apart, loose, thin; rare, seldom
videō vidēre vīdī vīsum: see

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