Friday, April 29, 2011

Audias Multa, Loquare Parum

This little poem is from Giuseppe Gatti's Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi, published in 1703.

Audias Multa, Loquare Parum
Si cupis in placida vitam traducere pace,
Auribus accipias multa, loquare parum.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

placidus, -a, -um: quiet, calm, gentle
trādūcō, trādūcere: lead, conduct

accipiō -cipere -cēpī -ceptum: receive
audiō -īre -īvī/-iī -itum: hear, listen to
auris -is f.: ear
cupiō -ere -īvī -ītum: desire
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
parum: too little
pāx pācis f.: peace
sī: if
vīta -ae f.: life

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