Friday, July 20, 2012

Linguam Guberna


342     -     343     -     344


Linguam Guberna
Dum loqueris, servato modum linguamque guberna;
Felix qui novit multa tacere loco.


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:

gubernō, gubernāre: pilot, direct, control

dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
fēlīx -īcis: lucky; adv. fēlīciter
lingua -ae f.: tongue; language
locus -ī m.: place; loca (n. pl.) region
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
modus -ī m.: measure, manner, kind
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nōscō nōscere nōvī nōtum: learn, know
que (enclitic) - and
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
servō -āre: save, watch over
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent

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