Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quid Dicant Alii

This little poem comes from Disticha de Educatione of Urbano Appendini, published in 1834; you can see the whole book at Google Books.

Quid Dicant Alii
De te quid dicant alii, ne scire labores;
Quod mox displiceat
, quaerere stultitia est.

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:

displiceō, displicēre: displease, dissatisfy
stultitia (stultitiae, f.): foolishness, folly, stupidity

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
fāma -ae f.: rumor, fame
labōrō -āre: toil, work; be in trouble
mox: soon
nē: lest, that not
quaerō -rere -sīvī-situm: seek, inquire
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sciō -īre -īvī/-iī -ītum: know
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)