Friday, April 27, 2012

Cordi, Non Chartae

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. The computer hard drive is the modern equivalent of the medieval carta! This one comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Cordi, non chartae, credas, quae noveris arte,
Quod, si charta cadat, tecum sapientia vadat.

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

charta f. - leaf of papyrus, paper, writing
sapientia f. - wisdom
vādo, -ere - go, walk, hurry

ars artis f.: skill
cado cadere cecidī cāsum: fall, be killed
cor cordis n.: heart; cordī est, it is pleasing to (+ dat.)
crēdo -ere crēdidī crēditum: believe
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
nōn: not
nōsco nōscere nōvī nōtum: learn, know
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sī: if
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)