Monday, June 18, 2012

In Stupidum

337     -     338     -     339

In Stupidum 
Doctus eris numquam, poteris sed doctus haberi. 
   Vis dicam, fiet qua ratione? Tace!

Source:  Bernardus Bauhusius (1575-1619), in Nihus (1642). Meter: Elegiac.

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:

stupidus, -a, -um: senseless, foolish, stupid

dīcō dīcere dīxī dictum: say; causam dicere, plead a case; diem dicere, appoint a day
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
fīō fierī factus sum: become
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
numquam: never
possum posse potuī: be able
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
ratio -ōnis f.: method, plan, reason
sed: but
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing

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