Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Meditata Loquare

This poem comes from the Silva distichorum moralium by François Oudin (1719).

Meditata Loquare
Pauca diuque, puer, meditata loquare; loquenti
Quod semel exciderit, non revocare licet.

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

excidō, excidere, excidī: fall out, escape
meditātus, -a, -um: considered, pondered

diū: for a long time
licet licuit licitum est: it is permitted (+ dat. of person + infin.); conj. licet: even though
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
nōn: not
paucī -ae -a: few
puer puerī m.: boy; slave
que (enclitic) - and
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
revocō -āre: call back, recall
semel: once