Thursday, May 24, 2012

Saepe loqui nimium...

Here is another Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. This one is from Zacher's Altfranzösische Sprichwörter.

Saepe loqui nimium nocuit, nimiumque tacere
Saepe nocet cunctis; mensuram credo valere.

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:

mensūra f. - measure, length, area

crēdo -ere crēdidī crēditum: believe
cūnctus -a -um: entire all together
loquor loquī locūtus sum: speak, talk
nimius -a -um: too much, excessive; nimis or nimium, excessively
noceo nocēre nocuī: harm
que: and (enclitic)
saepe: often
taceo -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent
valeo valēre valuī: be strong, excel, be valid, prevail; valē, farewell!