Monday, June 18, 2012

Vesperis Vota


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Vesperis Vota
Vespere, cum somnum repetis, fac vota precesque,
Felici ut cursu tempora noctis eant.


Source: Urbano Appendini (1777-1834), De Educatione Disticha. 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:

vesper (vesperis, m.): evening

cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
cursus -ūs m.: course, advance
eo īre iī/īvī itum: go
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
fēlīx -īcis: lucky; adv. fēlīciter
nox noctis f.: night
prex precis f.: prayers, entreaties
que (enclitic) - and
repetō -petere -petīvī -petītum: demand, exact; revisit; call to mind, recollect; repeat
somnus -ī m.: sleep, slumber; (pl.) dreams
tempus -oris n.: time
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
votum -ī n.: solemn promise, vow; hope

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