Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ludus et Labor

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Ludus et Labor
Ille iuvet ludus, qui proximus ipse labori est;
Qui labor est ludo proximus, ille iuvat.

Source: François Oudin (1673-1752), Silva Distichorum, 215. 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:

lūdus (lūdī, m.): game, play, pastime

ille illa illud: that
ipse ipsa ipsum: him- her- itself
iuvō iuvāre iūvī iūtum: help, assist; please, delight
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
prope: near, next; (comp.) propior, (superl.) proximus; (adv.) propē, nearly, almost
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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