Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Scire cupis quae sit...

This is from the Institutio Puerilis of Marc Antoni Muret (1526-1585); you can read the book at GoogleBooks.

Scire cupis, quae sit famae via certa parandae?
Talem te praesta, qualem te poscis haberi.

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

certus -a -um: sure, fixed; certē, certainly, surely
cupio -ere -īvī -ītum: desire
fāma -ae f.: rumor, fame
paro -āre: prepare, acquire; parātus -a -um, ready
praesto -stāre -stitī -stitum: excel, exhibit
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
scio -īre -īvī/-iī -ītum: know
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tālis tale: such
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
via -ae f.: way, street

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