Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sponte Fac

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Sponte Fac
Sponte, tuo gratum si quid fore credis amico,
   Effice; si poscit, gratia multa perit.

Source: François Oudin (1673-1752), Silva Distichorum, 143. 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:

sponte: freely, voluntarily

aliquis -quae -quod: some, any; si quis, si quid: anyone who, anything that
amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
crēdo -ere crēdidī crēditum: believe
efficio -ficere -fēcī -fectum: bring about, complete; render (+ ut + subj.)
grātia -ae f.: favor, influence, gratitude
grātus -a -um: pleasant; grateful
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
pereo -īre -iī -itum: perish, be lost
pōsco -ere popōscī: demand, claim; inquire into
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tuus -a -um: your

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