Friday, July 20, 2012

In Vitium Per Verba


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In Vitium Per Verba
Sermo brevis tibi sit, quoniam qui multa loquuntur
   Saepius in vitium per sua verba ruunt.


Source: Josephus Perez (1627-1694), Hortulus Carminum. 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:

ruō, ruere: rush, fall, go to ruin

brevis -e: short, shallow, brief; adv. breviter
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
per: through (+acc.)
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
quoniam: since, seeing that
saepe: often
sermo -ōnis m.: conversation, discourse
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
verbum -ī n.: word
vitium -ī n.: flaw, fault, crime

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