Friday, June 24, 2011

Libros Gesta

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

Libros Gesta
Arma palam gestat sua miles amatque videri;
At tua quos gestas sunt, puer, arma libri.

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

gestō, gestāre: carry, bear, wear
palam: openly, plainly

amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
arma -ōrum n. pl.: arms
at: but, but yet
liber librī m.: book
mīles -itis m.: soldier
puer puerī m.: boy; slave
que (enclitic) - and
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tuus -a -um: your
videō vidēre vīdī vīsum: see