Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Aliis Veri Aperire Vias

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

Aliis Veri Aperire Vias
Notitias pulchrum est rerum acquisisse novarum;
Pulchrum etiam est aliis veri aperire vias.

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:

acquīrō, acquīrere, acquīsīvī: acquire, obtain
nōtitia (nōtitiae, f.): knowledge, notice, fame

alius -a -um: other, another; alias: at another time
aperiō aperīre aperuī apertum: open
etiam: also, even
novus -a -um: new
pulcher -chra -chrum: beautiful
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly
via -ae f.: way, street