Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Meditata Prius


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Meditata Prius
Si vis ut multis placeant tua verba loquentis,
   Ne loquitor quae non sunt meditata prius.


Source: Giuseppe Gatti, Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi (1703). 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:

meditātus, -a, -um: considered, pondered

loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nē: lest, that not
nōn: not
placeō placēre placuī placitum: please
prior -ius: earlier, preceding; prius or priusquam: before
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sī: if
tuus -a -um: your
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
verbum -ī n.: word
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing

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