Friday, July 29, 2011

Aliquid Boni Addisce

This poem is from the Hortulus Carminum Selectorum by Josephus Perez (1627-1694).

Aliquid Boni Addisce
Nulla dies sine fruge abeat, neque transeat hora
Quin aliquid possis addidicisse boni.

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

addiscō, addiscere, addidicī: learn
frux (frūgis, f.): crops, fruits, produce

abeō -īre -iī -itum: go away
aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
bonus -a -um: good
diēs diēī m./f.: day
hōra -ae f.: hour
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
possum posse potuī: be able
quīn: (adv.) indeed, in fact; (conjunction) so that . . . not (+ subj.)
sine: without (+ abl.)
trānseō -īre -iī -itum: go across