Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quod Videri Vis, Esto


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Quod Videri Vis, Esto
Vis pius et sapiens et doctus, amice, videri?
Hoc age quod dici quaeris, ut esse queas.


Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 2.37. 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:

queō, quīre: be able, can

agō agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
et: and
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
pius -a -um: dutiful, devoted, just, pious
quaerō -rere -sīvī-situm: seek, inquire
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sapiens -ntis.: wise man
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
videō vidēre vīdī vīsum: see
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing

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