Sunday, March 25, 2012

Disce, quod ignoras...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This one comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Disce, quod ignoras, ne perdas tempus et horas:
Res praedifficilis facilis fit cuique volenti.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words which are not on the DCC list:

ignōro, āre - to not know, ignore, be ignorant
praedifficilis, -e; -is - very difficult

disco -ere didicī: learn
et: and
facilis -e: easy
fīo fierī factus sum: become
hōra -ae f.: hour
nē: lest, that not
perdo -ere -didī -ditum: destroy
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
quis-, quae-, quidque: each one, everyone
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
tempus -oris n.: time
volo velle voluī: wish, be willing