Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ut Multa Discas, Multa Roga

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Ut Multa Discas, Multa Roga
Illos vise frequens, qui possunt multa docere;
Multaque cum possis discere, multa roga.

Source: François Oudin (1673-1752), Silva Distichorum, 202. Meter: Elegiac.

You should visit often (vise frequens) those people who (illos qui) can teach you a lot (possunt multa docere); and since you can learn a lot (-que cum possis multa discere), ask a lot of questions (multa roga).

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:

vīso, vīsere: look at, go to see, visit

cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
discō -ere didicī: learn
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
frequens -ntis: in large numbers, often
ille illa illud: that
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
possum posse potuī: be able
que (enclitic) - and
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
rogō -āre: ask