Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Parce Laudato, Parcius Culpato

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Parce Laudato, Parcius Culpato
Si quem laudaris, parce laudare memento:
Crimina culpato parcius ipsa tamen.

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

culpō, culpāre: blame, find fault with
parcē: sparingly; parcius, comp. adv.

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
crīmen -inis n.: verdict, accusation
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
laudō -āre: praise
meminī meminisse: remember, recollect
sī: if
tamen: nevertheless, still