Monday, June 4, 2012

Temporibus medicina nocet...

This distich comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Temporibus medicina nocet, data tempore prodest,
Et data non apto tempore vina nocent.

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:

medicīna f. - medicine, remedy

aptus -a -um: fit, suitable
do dare dedī datum: give
et: and
noceo nocēre nocuī: harm
nōn: not
prōsum -desse -fuī: be of use, do good, help (+ dat.)
tempus -oris n.: time
vīnum -ī n.: vine, wine