Sunday, July 24, 2011

Datum Non Repetere

This poem is by the 12th-century poet Godfrey of Winchester:

Datum Non Repetere
Multa mihi donas; vereor ne multa requiras:
Nolo mihi dones, Aulice, si repetas.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

Aulicus (Aulicī, m.): Aulicus
requīrō, requīrere: seek again, demand

dō dare dedī datum: give
dōnō -āre: present with a gift (+ acc. of person and abl. of thing)
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nē: lest, that not
nōlō nōlle nōluī: be unwilling
nōn: not
repetō -petere -petīvī -petītum: demand, exact; revisit; call to mind, recollect; repeat
sī: if
vereor verērī veritus sum: fear, stand in awe of