Sunday, July 15, 2012

Taciturnus


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This poem is from a book entitled Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus, first published in 1730.

Taciturnus
Gratus eris cunctis, multosque parabis amicos,
Ac vives tutus, si taciturnus eris.


Source: Adagiorum Maxime Vulgarium Thesaurus (1730). 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:

taciturnus, -a, -um: not talkative, silent

amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
cūnctus -a -um: entire all together
grātus -a -um: pleasant; grateful
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
parō -āre: prepare, acquire; parātus -a -um, ready
que (enclitic) - and
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tutus -a -um: safe, protected
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live

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