Thursday, April 19, 2012

Disce libens...

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 libens, et eris sapiens et honore foveris;
Quod fieri quaeris, disce libens et eris.

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

foveo ēre, fōvī, fōtum - keep warm, foster, favor
libens, libentis - willing, glad; adv. libenter

disco -ere didicī: learn
et: and
fīo fierī factus sum: become
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
quaero -ere -sīvī -situm: seek, inquire
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sapiens -ntis: wise, sensible
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist