Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fames Docta

This poem is from the proverbial distichs of Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), which you can read online at the University of Mannheim.

Fames Docta
Docta fames cogit caput invigilare labori,
Quo ventrem inventae fructibus artis alat.

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

invigilō, invigilāre: stay awake, watch over
venter (ventris, m.): belly, stomach

alō alere aluī alitum: nourish
ars artis f.: skill
caput capitis n.: head
cōgō cōgere coēgī coāctum: drive together; compel
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
famēs -is f.: hunger, famine
frūctus -ūs m.: fruit, crops; enjoyment, delight
inveniō -venīre -vēnī -ventum: find; discover
labor -ōris m.: toil, exertion
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?