Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sapientia et Stultitia

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Sapientia et StultitiaVis tua laudetur sapientia? Saepe tacebis!
   Stultitia ut lateat vis tua? Saepe tace!

Source:  Urbano Appendini (1777-1834), De Educatione Disticha. 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:

stultitia (stultitiae, f.): foolishness, folly, stupidity

lateō latēre latuī: lie hidden, be hidden

laudō -āre: praise
saepe: often
sapientia -ae f.: wisdom
taceō -ēre -uī -itum: be silent; tacitus -a -um, silent
tuus -a -um: your
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing