Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dies Longa

477     -     478     -     479

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

Dies Longa
Longa dies homini docuit parere leones;
Longa dies molli saxa peredit aqua.

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

leo (leōnis, m.): lion
peredō, peredere, perēdī: eat up, consume

aqua -ae f. water
diēs diēī m./f.: day
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
homo hominis m.: human being
longus -a -um: long, far; longē: far, far off
mollis -e: soft, yielding, gentle
pāreō parēre pāruī: obey
saxum -ī n.: rock, cliff, crag