Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Vita, vel A Vitando

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This little poem is from Giuseppe Gatti's Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi, published in 1703.

A Vita, vel A Vitando
A vita vitem quidam deduxit, ut alter
Vitem a vitando; nec male uterque docet.

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:

vitis (vitis, f.): vine, grapevine

ā ab abs: from, by (+abl.)
alter altera alterum: other of two
dēdūcō -dūcere -dūxī -ductum: launch, lead away
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
quī- quae- quoddam: a certain one, someone
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
uter- utra- utrumque: each of two
vīta -ae f.: life
vītō -āre: avoid, shun