Monday, April 16, 2012

Disce, puer...

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, puer, dum tempus habes, aevo puerili,
Ne te nil didicisse fleas aetate senili.

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

puerīlis, -e; puerīlis - youthful, boyish, childish
senīlis, -e; senīlis - old, elderly, senile

aetās -tātis f.: age, time of life
aevum -i n.: eternity; lifetime, age
disco -ere didicī: learn
dum: while (+ indic.); until (+ subj.); provided that (+ subj.)
fleo flēre flēvī flētum: weep
habeo -ēre -uī habitum: have, hold
nē: lest, that not
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
puer, puerī m.: boy; slave
tempus -oris n.: time
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)