Friday, July 29, 2011

Discere Multa

This distich comes from the Iuvenilia of Marcus Antonius Muretus which you can find online at Google Books.

Discere Multa
Disce libens; quid dulcius est quam discere multa?
Discentem comitantur opes, comitantur honores.

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

comitor, comitārī: accompany
libens (libentis): willing, glad

discō -ere didicī: learn
dulcis -e: sweet
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
ops opis f.: assistance, resources
quam: how?; (after comparative) than
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist