Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fac Hodie

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Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Fac Hodie
Cras, inquis, faciam, concessaque labitur hora;
Fac hodie: fugit haec non reditura dies.

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

I'll do it, you say, tomorrow, and the allowed time slips by. Do it today: this day is escaping, not to return.

crās: tomorrow
lābor, lābī: slip, glide, fall

concēdō -cēdere -cessī -cessum: yield, withdraw
contrā: against, opposite (adv. and prep. +acc.)
diēs diēī m./f.: day
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
fugiō fugere fūgī fugitum: flee, escape
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
hodiē: today
hōra -ae f.: hour
inquam: say (used with direct speech)
nōn: not
que (enclitic) - and
redeō -īre -iī -itum: go back, return