Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nunc Dormire, Nunc Vigilare


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Nunc Dormire, Nunc Vigilare
Est tempus fandi, standi est, et tempus eundi;
Nunc dormire licet, nunc vigilare bonum.


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:

vigilō, vigilāre: be awake, be on guard

bonus -a -um: good
dormiō -īre: sleep
eo īre iī/īvī itum: go
et: and
for fārī fātus sum: report, say
licet licuit licitum est: it is permitted (+ dat. of person + infin.); conj. licet: even though
nunc: now
stō stāre stetī statum: stand
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tempus -oris n.: time

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