Friday, July 29, 2011

Ut Sapiens Sis

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

Ut Sapiens Sis
Si fore vis sapiens, serva sex quae tibi mando:
Quid dicas et ubi de quo, cur, quomodo, quando.

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

mandō, mandāre: entrust, deliver
sex: six

cūr: why?
dē: down from, about, concerning (+ abl.)
et: and
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
quandō: when?; since; si quando: if ever
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
quōmodo: in what way, how?
sapiens -ntis.: wise man
servō -āre: save, watch over
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
ubi: where, when
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing