Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dulcia Quae Nocent

This poem is by the 12th-century poet Godfrey of Winchester:

Dulcia Quae Nocent
Mella, cibus dulcis, sunt saepe nocentia multis;
Divitiae dulces pluribus, Alle, graves.

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

Allus (Allī, m.): Allus
mel (mellis, n.): honey

cibus -i m.: food
dīvitiae -ārum f. pl.: riches, wealth
dulcis -e: sweet
gravis -e: heavy
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
noceō nocēre nocuī: harm
plūs plūris n.: a greater amount or number, more
saepe: often
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist