Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Diu Meditare

This is an item from Anton Moker's Decalogus metricus et paraenetica disticha, published in 1573. You can see the book at GoogleBooks.

Diu Meditare
Non in consilio sis praeceps; tardior esto:
Sunt meditanda diu quae statuenda semel.

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

meditor, meditārī: consider, ponder
praeceps (praecipitis): headlong, steep, swift

cōnsilium -ī n.: plan; council, group of advisors
diū: for a long time
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
nōn: not
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
semel: once
statuō -ere -uī -ūtum: set up, determine
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tardus -a -um: slow, sluggish, lingering