Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Medium Tenendum

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Medium Tenendum
Nec nimium taceas, nec verba superflua fundas:
Sed medium teneas, quo bene semper eas.

Source: Philosophia Patrum (ed. Wegeler), 662. 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:

superfluus, -a, -um: superfluous, unnecessary

bene: well
eo īre iī/īvī itum: go
fundo -ere fūdī fūsum: pour, scatter
medius -a -um: middle, central
neque, nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
nimius -a -um: too much, excessive; nimis or nimium, excessively
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sed: but
semper: always, ever
taceo -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent
teneo -ēre -uī tentum: hold
verbum -ī n.: word

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