Friday, July 29, 2011

Lectio Repetita

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

Lectio Repetita
Lectio, lecta semel, decies repetita, patebit;
Si decies repetas, decies repetita placebit.

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

deciēs: ten times
lectio (lectiōnis, f.): reading

legō legere lēgī lēctum: gather, choose, read
pateō patēre patuī: lie open, extend, spread
placeō placēre placuī placitum: please
repetō -petere -petīvī -petītum: demand, exact; revisit; call to mind, recollect; repeat
semel: once
sī: if

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