Friday, July 29, 2011


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

Mox peregrinari iuvenum est, et cura virorum;
Turpe puta numquam linquere tecta patris.

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

linquō, linquere: leave, forsake, abandon
peregrīnor, peregrīnārī: travel, go abroad

cūra -ae f.: care, concern
et: and
iuvenis -is m.: youth
mox: soon
numquam: never
pater patris m.: father, ancestor
putō -āre: think, suppose
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tēctum -ī n.: roof; building, house
turpis -e: ugly, unsightly; disgraceful
vir virī m.: man