Monday, June 18, 2012

Temporibus Duris

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Temporibus Duris
Temporibus duris veri noscuntur amici; 

Ah, fidos paucos experiere tibi.

Source: Michaelis Verinus (c.1469-c.1487), Disticha. Meter: Elegiac. Note that experiere = experieris, second-person singular future.

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:

fīdus, -a, -um: faithful, loyal

amīcus -a -um: friendly; (as subst.) friend
dūrus -a -um: hard, tough, harsh
experior -perīriī -pertus sum: try thoroughly, test, experience
nōscō nōscere nōvī nōtum: learn, know
paucī -ae -a: few
tempus -oris n.: time
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vērus -a -um: true; vērē, truly

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