Friday, July 29, 2011

Verbum "Nescio"

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

Verbum "Nescio"
Quaestio difficilis non tam proponitur ulla
Quam non per verbum "nescio" solvit iners.

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

iners (inertis): helpless, weak, incompetent
quaestio (quaestiōnis, f.): inquiry, question

difficilis -e: not easy, hard, difficult
nesciō -scīre: not know, be ignorant
nōn: not
per: through (+acc.)
prōpōnō -pōnere -posuī -positum: put forth, propose, present
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
solvō solvere solvī solūtum: release, set sail
tam: so
ūllus -a -um: any, anyone
verbum -ī n.: word

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