Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sedes Commoda

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Sedes Commoda
Si qua sede sedes, et sit tibi commoda sedes,
Illa sede sede, nec ab illa sede recede.

Source: Philosophia Patrum (ed. Wegeler), 1263. Meter: Dactylic Hexameter.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

If you are sitting (si sedes) in a seat (qua sede), and that seat happens to be (et sit sedes) comfortable for you (tibi commoda), sit in that seat (illa sede sede), and from that seat (ab illa sede) do not recede (nec recede).

commodus -a -um - suitable, proper, convenient

ā, ab, abs: from, by (+abl.)
aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
et: and
ille, illa, illud: that
neque, nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
recēdo -ere -cessī -cessum: step back, recoil, recede, withdraw
sedeo -ēre sēdī sessum: sit
sēdēs -is m.: seat, abode, habitation
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)