Friday, April 20, 2012

Ad Quendam Vaniloquum

Here is today's distich by Michele Verinus:

Ad Quendam Vaniloquum
Omnibus in triviis recitans tua carmina laudas:
Si vis ut laudem, disce tacere prius.

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

recito, -āre - read out, recite
trivium, triviī n. - crossroads, public street, public square
vāniloquus -a -um - talking idly, blathering, boasting

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
carmen -inis n.: song
discō -ere didicī: learn
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
laudō -āre: praise
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
prior -ius: earlier, preceding; prius or priusquam: before
quī- quae- quoddam: a certain one, someone
sī: if
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent
tuus -a -um: your
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing