Saturday, July 21, 2012

In Luce Labor, In Nocte Quies

This is from the enormous anthology of distich poetry assembled by Barthold Nihus, Epigrammata Disticha, published in 1642; the poem is by Iohannes Christenius (1599-1672).

In Luce Labor, In Nocte Quies
Conveniens studiis non est nox; commoda lux est:
Luce labor bonus est et bona nocte quies.


The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are only two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

commodus, -a, -um: suitable, proper, convenient
quies (quiētis, f.): calm, rest, quiet

bonus -a -um: good
conveniō -venīre -vēnī -ventum: assemble, meet; agree
et: and
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
lūx lūcis f.: light of day
nōn: not
nox noctis f.: night
studium -ī n.: eagerness, zeal
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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