Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Surge puer vigila...

Here is another Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. I found this poem in the collection Philosophia Patrum edited by Julius Wegeler.

Surge puer, vigila, canta, lege, disce vel ora,
Sic fac, ut nulla sine fructu transeat hora.

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:

canto -āre - sing

disco -ere didicī: learn
facio facere fēcī factum: do, make
frūctus -ūs m.: fruit, crops; enjoyment, delight
hōra -ae f.: hour
lego legere lēgī lēctum: gather, choose, read
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
ōro -āre: pray
puer, puerī m.: boy; slave
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
sine: without (+ abl.)
surgo -ere surrēxī surrēctum: rise
trānseo -īre -iī -itum: go across
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
vel: or else, or; even; vel . . . vel, either… or
vigilo -āre: be awake, be on guard