Friday, July 29, 2011

Praemia Labore Digna

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

Praemia Labore Digna
Artis origo labor, quem qui non ferre recusat,
Praemia fert tandem digna labore suo.

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

orīgo (orīginis, f.): beginning, source, origin
recūsō, recūsāre: reject, refuse, object

ars artis f.: skill
dīgnus -a -um: worthy
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
nōn: not
praemium -iī n.: bounty, reward
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
suus -a -um: his own, her own, its own
tandem: finally