Monday, June 27, 2011

Qui Tacere Scit

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

Qui Tacere Scit
Multa loqui scite est equidem laus magna, sed illa
Maiorem, qui scit multa tacere, refert.

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

equidem: indeed, certainly
scītē: expertly, knowledgeably

ille illa illud: that
laus laudis f.: praise, glory
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
māgnus -a -um great
māior -ius: greater, older; maiōres -um: ancestors
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
referō -ferre -tulī -lātum: bring back; report
sciō -īre -īvī/-iī -ītum: know
sed: but
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent

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